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    Unique ID Code: 0000018088
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    Added on: 20/5/2001 11:46
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    North By Northwest (UK)

    8 / 10
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    The master of suspense presents a 3000-mile chase across America!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 131 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is not a spy. And he`s certainly no murderer. Nevertheless, Thornhill`s a wanted man: enemy agents want him dead, the police want him arrested, and a cool, mysterious blonde (Eva Marie Saint) just plain wants him.

    A victim of mistaken identity, Thornhill can`t afford to make any mistakes of his own - so he embarks on a death-defying run for his life. Relentlessly pursued by plane, train and automobile, Thornhill`s cross-country chase finally ends atop Mt. Rushmore where, if he doesn`t watch his step, he could be in for a terrible fall.

    Nominated for three 1959 Academy Awards Alfred Hitchcock`s `North By Northwest` is a masterful blend of suspense and romance, one of the best and most thrilling movie adventures ever created.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Feature length commentary by Screenwriter Ernest Lehman
    Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North By Northwest, hosted by Eva Marie
    Theatrical trailer
    Stills Gallery
    Music-Only Audio track
    TV Commercial

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Mono French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Written By:

    Martin Landau
    Leo G. Carroll
    Jessie Royce Landis
    James Mason
    Eva Marie Saint
    Cary Grant

    Soundtrack By:
    Bernard Herrmann

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Burks

    George Tomasini

    Production Designer:
    Robert F. Boyle

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Herbert Coleman

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    This is a real classic.cary grant is mistaken for a spy and then later a killer being chased all over america.hitchcocks best movie.grant as never been more smooth the action was ahead of its time.james mason and martin landau are excellent villans.the extras include a very informative documentry and a commentry.and at £12.99 what a bargain.the print is super sound and picture are excellent.this is a must buy
    posted by Tony Ferrino on 21/5/2001 18:29
    10 / 10
    What can I say??? Ah the nostalgia. This is how films should be made today. An amazing thiller that s**ts on most modern releases from a great height!
    Superb extras...£12.99...What more do you want man!!!!
    posted by Mr Motivator on 25/5/2001 16:58
    4 / 10
    Personally I thought this film was a bit old.

    Not much of a story line and the special effects left a lot to be desired, not even anyone famous in it!

    Personally I wouldn`t even bother borrowing it from a mate.

    Do yourself a favour and take a walk in the park instead.
    posted by randy buckskin III on 15/7/2001 18:18
    10 / 10
    An absolute classic and one of Hitchcock`s best films. Cary Grant gives his best performance and sizzles in the scenes with Eva Marie Saint. Add to this a great plot, an informative documentary and a bargain price and you have a dvd thatyou must own.
    posted by BIGPaul on 2/1/2002 19:40
    10 / 10
    randy buckskin III Does not have an idea of what he is talking about. I dont think he has seen the film.

    The Movie is a classic thriller that keeps you intrigued and in suspense. Everyone will love this film. Ever since the first time i saw it on BBC2, i have loved it. Romance Action Comedy Thrills, this movie has it all. Cary Grant plays a businessman who is mistaken for a spy and is abducted and taken to a mansion. Using his wits, he manages to escape but when he goes to the police and they investigate, no one believes him. Now he must try to find the spy he was mistaken for and sort all this mess out. It is a journey that will cross thousands of miles. Who can he trust? Who is really who they say they are? Intrigue, mystery and suspense surround this great Hitchcock thriller.

    The picture is great considering how old it is and is very clear and sharp. The sound is great. It took time to create this DD 5.1 track but it goes great with Bernard Hermanns classic score.

    The extras are plentiful. There are trailers and production stills, a seperate score only track, commentaries and a documentary. Brilliant stuff considering how old the movie is.

    Overall a fantastic DVD that goes in my Top Ten list. A piece of treasure.
    posted by dicanio on 26/1/2002 23:17
    9 / 10
    A true masterpiece. No words suffice to describe just how brilliant this movie really is.
    Every single shot in the movie has "Hitchcock" written all over it.
    Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint give an amazing performance which is masterfully directed by the man himself - Alfred Hitchcock.
    The script is truly brilliant and combines chills, thrills, laughs and romance.
    The lunch scene on the train just oozes sex, but unlike recent movies, everything is subtle, yet romantic and funny.
    The video transfer is superb. The restoration team did an unbelievable job in restoring the movie`s visuals. There is not a single scratch or dust particle to be seen and the movie does not look its age (oh well, the cars do, as does the fashion). There are no compression signs at all and the colors are slightly desaturated, which gives the movie a very authentic look.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. While there`s hardly any usage of the surrounds, the few scenes they are used in give a nice enveloping sound.
    The disk also contains a track with the movie`s distinctive musical score. Superb!
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the screenwriter, which is fascinating, a 40 minute behind the scenes look, hosted by the lead actress (still looking great at 76 years of age) and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - this is my favorite Hitchcock movie and it is presented in a wonderful disk. A must have.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/8/2002 03:57
    9 / 10
    An absolute classic, Hitchcock`s most entertaining film, though not his best. It`s marvellously presented here on DVD, a must for the collection. Now can we have a special edition of Psycho please?
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 19:10