This year marks the anniversary of many films including The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind. It is also the 50th anniversary of North By Northwest, an Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. I’m a big Cary Grant fan and a big fan of this film so I was really excited about this release. This film has been on DVD before but on Nov. 3 it has been released again for the 50th anniversary on a two disc collector’s DVD and on Blu Ray for the first time ever. And the first Hitchcock film to make it to Blu Ray in the states.(39 Steps was released in the UK) The DVD and Blu Ray both feature two new documentaries as well as the other features that came with the earlier DVD. With the Blu Ray you get a 44 page booklet. A biography on Cary Grant called Cary Grant: A Class Apart is featured on both versions for the Cary fans.
Note the boy plugging his ears in the background since he knows a gun shot is coming up. Hehe. Overall it is a great purchase for Blu Ray owners especially but for those who still use DVDs like I do as well.