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This week: Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," a spiritual survival tale about a boy and a tiger lost at sea on a lifeboat, took home more Oscars (four) than any other movie this year, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score.
Also new this week is the making-of-"Psycho" biopic "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, the animated kids' flick "Rise of the Guardians" and the sobering dramedy "Smashed" with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Get More »
Whether you want to save Gotham City, attend a crash course at Hogwarts or just hang out with Harold and Kumar, there's something for everyone on disc this holiday season.
Many of the 10 gift items listed here include the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy, so the movie you buy can play on a variety of gadgets, including computers, tablets and other portable devices. To sweeten the pot, many of these sets come bundled with books, lobby cards, figurines or limited-edition packaging that make Internet piracy a cheap (and lame) imitation.
We don't know if you've been naughty this year, but any of these discs would look nice wrapped in a big bow.
Also Check Out: The 50 Must-Have Movie-Related Gifts of 2012
(Originally published on Nov. 16, 2012)
This week: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play two North Carolina congressional candidates engaged in a hilariously contentious race for votes in "The Campaign," which arrives on disc just before we cast our vote for the next President.
Also new this week is the acclaimed indie film "Safety Not Guaranteed," a Criterion Collection edition of "Rosemary's Baby" and the must-own massive Blu-ray set "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection." Get More »
Ralph Macchio is checking into the Bates Motel.
The former (and forever) "Karate Kid" himself will be polishing his writing skills (via a little wax-on, wax-off?) as he signs on to play Joseph Stefano in "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to Deadline.
The film (which IMDB has listed simply as "Hitchcock") chronicles the making of The Master's classic horror flick that ended up being one of the most influential genre films of all time — despite the fact that no studio wanted to touch the material at the time. Get More »
The Master has found his Mistress.
Helen Mirren will be playing Alma Rainville, the wife of world-renowned filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, in the upcoming biography film that we really hope ends up getting a better title, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to Heat Vision.
Mirren will be playing the better half of Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock, with Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") set to direct. News of Mirren's casting comes with the announcement that the long-in-development project has moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight. Get More »
A movie about making a movie? That's a slippery slope if you ask us—unless you line up an A-list cast that can truly bring the drama of the movie set to life… er… on the big screen. Or something like that.
The latest "making of a movie" movie, "The Girl," is a biopic that follows the life and relationship of Alfred Hitchcock and Melanie Daniels (presumably "the girl" in question), who played Tipi Hedren in Hitchcock's 1963 classic "The Birds." Get More »
Oh, those tricky film canisters. So easy to misplace or mislabel! Especially if it's a mere 30 minutes of footage that some young nobody assistant directed… Even if that AD turned out to be one of the most influential filmmakers of all time.
In a revelation as surprising as the ending of Hitch's "Psycho," a part of the famous director's first credited film was found in the New Zealand Film Archive. Leslie Lewis of the National Film Preservation Foundation went down to New Zealand to investigate the collection of stored but unexamined film footage.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Lewis found the first 30 minutes of "White Shadow" by director Graham Cutts; it was written and edited by the assistant director, a young fellow by the name of Alfred Hitchcock. Get More »
The Hollywood world is still mourning the loss of the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, but while most attention is turned toward the indescribable Liz, another light from the golden age of movies has quietly been lost, as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that actor Farley Granger passed away on Sunday from natural causes. He was 85.
While Granger is no longer a household name, there was a time when he was considered one of Hollywood's up-and-coming leading men. A favorite of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, Granger headlined hit classic 1951 thriller "Strangers on a Train," just a few years after winning accolades in a lesser known Hitchcock hit, 1948's "Rope." Get More »
Will Dr. Hannibal Lecter become the Master of Suspense?
Sir Anthony Hopkins is in talks to portray Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock in "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," an adaptation of Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book. This marks the second time Hopkins is up for the role, following a previous attempt to adapt the book that fell through, according to Heat Vision.
The book, published in 1998, follows how Hitchcock, a director at the top of his game, decided to make a silly little horror movie, a project that no studio wanted to finance. That movie was, of course, "Psycho," which became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential horror films ever. Get More »