One of my absolute favorite Hitchcock movies finally comes to Blu-ray, and Warner Home Video has outdone itself with this release (also available in a 2-disc DVD set) starring Cary Grant (in his final collaboration with the director) as a victim of mistaken identity who lands in a whole mess of hot water that could wind up with him dead. His only ally seems to be the gorgeous Eve (Eva Marie Saint), but everything isn't what it seems--is it? The colors pop, the scenery (Mount Rushmore, Park Avenue, flat farmland) looks as Technicolor-crisp as if you were standing in it, and the Dolby 5.1 Surround sound treats the dialogue and Bernard Hermann's classic score sharply and effectively.
DVD of the Week: 'North by Northwest' 50th Anniversary Ed.
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An editor at Fandango for seven years, Stacie has been an entertainment editor and writer since 1996, working for such outlets as Playboy, People, Movieline magazine and Hollywood.com. She loves dark comedies (Happiness, Heathers, Raising Arizona), hates the remake/reboot trend, and when she's not off at a screening, she's at the beach with her family and dog or planning her next vacation.