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Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:08 pm ]
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I'm sure it's been asked before, but are there plans to include the rest of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes, or The Alfred Hitchcock Hour?

Author:  DrMoreau [ Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:54 pm ]
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Yes on both counts. Are you volunteering, TBFBL? ;)

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:43 pm ]
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I don't know the first thing about doing that, but there are many I'd like to hear opinions of. Maybe the two most obvious are "Madame Mystery" (which has one of the best "punch line" endings of the whole series) and "Beta Delta Gamma" (which has probably my favorite cast of "up and coming" actors of the whole series).

Author:  TZ DZ Fan [ Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:27 pm ]
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Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou wrote:
I don't know the first thing about doing that, but there are many I'd like to hear opinions of. Maybe the two most obvious are "Madame Mystery" (which has one of the best "punch line" endings of the whole series) and "Beta Delta Gamma" (which has probably my favorite cast of "up and coming" actors of the whole series).


I will keep an eye out for these, and get a look at them when I can.

Who are you partial to in "Beta Delta Gamma"? I had a quick scan over the cast list, and didn't see any names I recognized.
(There are a ton of eps listed, I may have accidentally seen the wrong one, ALSO I didn't look through the list at any of their other work, as they could be people that you remember from certain roles, and not necessarily their names)


TZ DZ fan

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:16 am ]
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One obvious one to horror fans is Barbara Steele. Also Barbara Harris (I've never known her from a HUGE number of things, but I've always liked her a lot). And Severn Darden, who was in a lot of comedies, and a lot of strange things, especially the last two Ape movies, and The President's Analyst.

Author:  Orville Smith [ Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:15 pm ]
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The one I'm dying to get, comes from the Sixth season, the episode "The Landlady." Have never even seen the original but I have seen another version which was part of the anthology Tales of the Unexpected. As I recall, that other version had Jose Ferrer.

Has Betty Lou or any others seen either version? It would be interesting to compare the two.

Author:  DrMoreau [ Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:06 am ]
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MrSerling could probably help you out with the TotU version. I saw it many, many - too damn many - years ago. Same Here - would like to see the AHP version.

Author:  Orville Smith [ Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:29 pm ]
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The last time I saw that episode,"The Landlady," was in the early 1970s, so with the vagueness of memory from the passage of time, there is one thing which I still wonder about, also because I used to debate this particular point with another fan. The other fan used to insist that the landlady was an Extraterrestrial-alien. It was because the lady killed without the slightest compunction in that she regarded those victims as apparently an EXPLORATORY study, the same as would be done by astronauts exploring an alien planet, making specimens of "butterflies." This is what the other fan insisted to me, and it seemed to make sense to me at the time. I don't know whether any others of you fans feel the same way or not, as that other fan.

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:52 pm ]
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Orville_Smith wrote:
The one I'm dying to get, comes from the Sixth season, the episode "The Landlady." Have never even seen the original but I have seen another version which was part of the anthology Tales of the Unexpected. As I recall, that other version had Jose Ferrer.

Has Betty Lou or any others seen either version? It would be interesting to compare the two.



Do you mean either version of The Landlady, or it and Man From The South on TOTU? The Landlady on that show doesn't come to me all that clearly (though I remember liking it), but of course Jose Ferrer really stood out in Man From The South.

Author:  Orville Smith [ Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:49 pm ]
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Actually, as far as "Man from the South" goes, I saw Three versions. They were Jose Ferrer, and Peter Lorre, and the third was John Huston. All three versions were well-done, but the Huston version had the uniqueness of having more gruesomeness in how the disfigured hand was shown. In the previous version, the hand is shown inside the glove,so it's Not as shocking. But in the Huston version, the hand is shown explicitly withOut the glove! The disfigurement is very graphic. Even so, I still think that all 3 of the versions were very well-done. But just wondering if Betty Lou saw the 3rd version too.

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Sat May 07, 2011 9:13 pm ]
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I'm answering this kind of late, but yes, I did see the Huston one. It was in the pilot of that 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents revival. One of the "gimmicks" was that it had a few big Hitchcock MOVIE people, like Tippi Hedren, and Kim Novak as the wife.

Author:  lazyboyx51 [ Sat May 07, 2011 10:38 pm ]
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So is there any word on releasing the next season? It's been a long while since S4 came out.

Author:  MrRSerling [ Mon May 09, 2011 12:57 am ]
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Tales of the Unexpected - The Landlady (Complete)


Link

No luck finding the Alfred Hitchcock version so far though

Author:  MrRSerling [ Mon May 09, 2011 12:59 am ]
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Tales of the Unexpected - The Man From The South (3 parts)


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Part 1


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Part 2


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Part 3

Author:  MrRSerling [ Mon May 09, 2011 1:04 am ]
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I was hoping to give you a surprise 3rd AHP episode from TOTU but it isn't online. It's this episode anyway:

Wet Saturday

Author:  MrRSerling [ Mon May 09, 2011 3:35 am ]
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Lamb to the Slaughter (AHP):


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Lamb to the Slaughter (TOTU):


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Part 1


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Part 2


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Part 3

Author:  MrRSerling [ Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:00 am ]
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One I'd forgotten. Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat:

TOTU - Part 1


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TOTU - Part 2


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TOTU - Part 3


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and...

AHP - Part 1


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AHP - Part 2


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Author:  MrRSerling [ Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:32 am ]
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Another episode:

Never Speak Ill of the Dead (TOTU)
(Can't find online but possibly here)

"De Mortuis" in Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Part 1

Link


Part 2

Link

Author:  Anthony [ Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 pm ]
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What's TOTU? And I just wanted to make sure of something here. There were 7 seasons of AHP the original series right? I know so far 5 seasons have been released on DVD. Hopefully, the rest get released, as these I know I'll watch over and over on my TV. And Alfred Hitchcock Hour was 3 seasons and the 1985 series was 4 seasons right? I hope they release the rest. If not, I'm sure I can find copies of them on DVD or watch them online. It's just easier when they're officially released. If a show get a lot of views online, could that determine a DVD release?

Author:  DrMoreau [ Wed May 02, 2012 8:45 pm ]
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TOTU: Tales of the Unexpected - ran for 9 season between 79 and 88.

AHP = 7 seasons

AHH = 3 seasons

AHP '85 = 4 seasons.

I don't believe AHH or the 85 series is out on official DVD. But, AHH is on Hulu and Hulu Plus.

Author:  Anthony [ Thu May 03, 2012 8:59 pm ]
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Okay cool, I have copies of them somewhere, so I can watch them or wait until they get officially released. Either way, I'll watch them on DVD. Pretty cool dramatic anthology show. The original is a classic IMO, I know it's considered a classic too. I'm glad to see it's finally getting recognition after being forgotten before its first DVD release by a lot of people.

Author:  whitsbrain [ Sat May 26, 2012 10:35 am ]
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I watched an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour last night called "The Jar". Very strange. First off, the thing in the jar was oddly grotesque. Secondly, it's hypnotic effect on the hick-folk of Swampville or wherever they were, had me off-kilter. I saw the shock ending coming a mile away but, boy, the first two-thirds of "The Jar" was a weird viewing experience.

My Rating: 8 - Very Good


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Author:  JosephK [ Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:11 pm ]
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Hi, all.

Haven't been logging into this forum for months due to personal problems; PTE is not a priority at this time for me.

Nevertheless, I feel that I should mention that the specialty soundtrack label Varese Sarabande has issued 3 volumes of soundtracks (via Universal studios' archives) from the ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR:

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I have no intention of pushing products here @ PTE; the ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR is not even a favorite series of mine, nor is Bernard Herrmann one of my favorite composers.

Yet, I own all 3 albums anyway (the 3rd has sold out because of the smaller amount of pressings made due to the lack of interest from younger soundtrack collectors). To me, these original sound recordings are of historical significance regardless of my opinion of the program and its composers.

I think the largest factor affecting the sales of Volumes 1 & 2 is that the AHH episodes were not broadcast much in syndication throughout the 1970s and 1980s (when local UHF stations would have typically aired this sort of program amongst their reruns of older shows).
Universal, in particular, seems guilty of neglecting AHH (and other programs of theirs such as NIGHT GALLERY) in this respect.

Fortunately, the sound recordings have survived (in one form or another) and all 17 episodes scored by Herrmann have now been preserved, as well as the 2 scores by Leonard Rosenman and Lalo Schifrin's lone effort. While disc #1 of the 3rd volume is devoted to 4 scores by Lyn Murray, the remainder of Murray's 23 scores will not likely ever see a release.
Even though I haven't seen most of the Alfred Hitchcock TV segments, I have, on occasion, seen an hour-long Hitchcock such as "Thanatos Palace Hotel" - which was Lyn Murray's final score for the series (and also one of his longest).

Leonard Rosenman's "Beast In View" is by far my favorite, so Rosenman is my favorite composer for AHH. I'm considering Lyn Murray as my 2nd favorite from what I have heard on disc thus far - yes, I like Murray's music more than that of Herrmann. :shock:

Bernard Herrmann is a real hit-or-miss with me, but I must say his scoring of "Terror At Northfield" for 8 bassoons is a standout in terms of orchestration and its unconventional approach. A nice surprise, also, is Herrmann's "Scottish"-sounding music for "The McGregor Affair".

We can only hope that Universal will issue the AH Hour onto home video, as well as make available their surviving sound recordings/elements from THRILLER onto volumes of soundtrack albums such as the above!

Author:  DrMoreau [ Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:38 pm ]
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Nice find Josephk. I hadn't realized these had been released ... at all.

Author:  whitsbrain [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:15 am ]
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Thanks JosephK! I really enjoy Bernard Herrmann. I'll have to check these out even though I am only slightly familiar with the AH Hour.

Author:  Anthony [ Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:48 pm ]
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I hear Season 6 is coming out, no release date yet though:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Alfred ... on-6/19018

Author:  JonnyDuffy [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:23 pm ]
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Wasn't Harlan Ellison's episode an hour long?

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:17 am ]
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Yes, it's the story about street gangs called NOTEBOOK FROM PURGATORY, one of those episodes with a sort of PSA by Hitchcock at the end instead of any witty remarks (like HANGOVER and BANG! BANG! and a few others). I've never known Harlan Ellison's stories outside of TV (I'm sure he'd be thrilled to hear that), but I like that one, regardless of how "heavy" it gets.

Author:  lazyboyx51 [ Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:23 pm ]
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Anthony wrote:
I hear Season 6 is coming out, no release date yet though:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Alfred ... on-6/19018



Ok so I just noticed that Amazon is selling season 6 now. It's available......BUT.....there's a note attached to it stating that it's a DVD-R! Apparently it sounds like Universal just doesn't want to waste the money on the release, so Amazon is selling it MOD (manufacture on demand). Not to mention the price is a stupid $40! So the legit versions developed and packaged by Universal (Seasons 1-5) sell for $25 on average but Season 6 is priced at $40 for a DVD-R version?? Sorry, that's bullshit.

Author:  Two-Bit Floozy Betty Lou [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:07 pm ]
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I just saw the AHP version of "The Landlady" for the first time in a long while, and liked it as much as I remembered. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think Dean Stockwell makes a very convincing English character in it. The sort of non-nonsense junior executive kind of English character you see in so many stories.

Author:  Orville Smith [ Sun May 28, 2017 1:23 pm ]
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Actually the first version I saw was the version from the UK series, Tales of the Unexpected. Much as I appreciate the Hitchcock version, I have to confess that I like the UK version just a tad more. But Only a tad more. The reason is because the UK version is much more explicit, that is, showing the landlady with the scalpel, and Billy Weaver lying helplessly immobile in bed. Whereas in the Hitchcock version, it was only hinted at. Admittedly that subtlety was present in Mr. Dahl's original written version so the Hitchcock episode is more faithful to the original.

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