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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Five [5 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 19777201
  • Release Date: 01/03/2012
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    Synopsis


    The fifth season of the suspense anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents gets off to a rousing start with another episode directed by Alfred Hitchcock himself, the humorously macabre "Arthur," starring Laurence Harvey as a taciturn chicken farmer who devises a unique method for divesting himself of his troublesome ex-wife. This episode is immediately followed by Hitch's only other season-five directorial effort, "The Crystal Trench," adapted by Stirling Silliphant from a story by A.E.W. Mason (The Four Feathers). Of the series' staff directors, Robert Stevens is well represented with a two-part adaptation of Ambrose Bierce's existential Civil War character study "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," starring an up-and-coming James Coburn. Likewise, director Norman Lloyd contributes a minor classic in the form of "Man from the South," an ironic Roald Dahl story featuring Peter Lorre and Steve McQueen. Added to the series' directorial roster this season is John Brahm, whose previous film credits include the 1944 remake of Hitchcock's 1926 silent thriller The Lodger. Brahm's inaugural Alfred Hitchcock Presents is "Dry Run," essentially a two-man tour de force for Robert Vaughn and Walter Matthau. A later Brahm effort, "Insomnia," represents one of the first non-Gunsmoke starring appearances by Dennis Weaver. Other interesting casting choices this season include Stella Stevens and Dick Van Dyke, playing inept would-be murderers (of a dog!) in the comic episode "Craig's Will." And "Road Hog" co-stars Raymond Massey and Richard Chamberlain as father and son, two years before the same actors would be teamed on the TV medical series Dr. Kildare. Ranking 25th in the overall ratings for the 1959-1960 season, Alfred Hitchcock Presents temporarily bade farewell to its Sunday-night CBS slot when it was picked up for a Tuesday-evening berth on NBC. ~ Hal Erickson

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The TV series that rivaled Serling's Twilight Zone

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      Ezralover

      I have been waiting patiently for this gem to show up, and I stayed up until 4 am last night watching the first disc! The first disc features Brian Keith(family affair fame) who delivers an excellent performance as a man trapped in an iron lung. The twist at the end of this 1 episode is worth the price of the entire DVD collection. The geniuses who produced this show knew precisely what they were doing because it is not easy to scare a viewer. This series always amazes me because it transports me into a terror filled Hitchcockian horror show that is worthy of the master. I'm only up to the episode which features Robert Vaughan,David White, and Walter Mathau in a humdinger of a show!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great short stories

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      Ginger01
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      All of Alfred Hitchcok Presents has great short stories in black and white and great old time actors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ANOTHER GREAT MOVIE FOR THE COLLECTION

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      MrHalloween
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      GREAT TV SHOW. COMPLETES MY COLLECTION OF THE WHOLE SERIES.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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      Steve
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      Great tv series great DVD for those who are fans of the show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love Alfred Hitchcock.

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      122334
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      My favorite TV series gowing up: Alfred Hitchcock!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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