The Alfred Hitchcock Hour The Complete First Season
career spanning six decades Alfred Hitchcock directed over 50 feature
films, including such staples of suspense as Psycho, The
Birds, North by Northwest and The 39 Steps.
expanded continuation of Hitchcock’s feted television project Alfred
Hitchcock Presents, the series here offered as The Alfred
Hitchcock Hour consists of 93 hour-long vignettes originally
presented by the master himself between 1962 and 1965, the final three
years of the program’s decade-long run.
Released as a series of 8-disc box sets, Madman have gathered all
episodes of the show’s final three seasons and released them locally for
the first time. Each of the three seasons runs no less than 27 hours
and includes all 31 episodes of that year’s run in their thrilling and
incomparably murderous entirety.
magnificent accomplishment, and each of the films adorning these
handsome box sets is positively overflowing with the stars of the day -
James Mason, Robert Redford, Jayne Mansfield, Christopher Lee, Martin
Landau, David Carradine and Peter Fonda, to name just the merest
of the stories is bookended by Hitchcock himself in his rightly iconic
opening and closing sequences, and each revolves around a tale of
intrigue, murder and bloodshed that is neatly wrapped up by the
Although only one of the episodes was directed by Hitchcock himself (‘I
Saw the Whole Thing,’ Season One) the entire series is a masterpiece of
Written by the likes of H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury and James Bridges, who
went on to pen such hit features as The China Syndrome and
Urban Cowboy, the stories are subtle, engrossing and almost
universally accomplished in their taut narrative manipulations designed
to keep you guessing, often literally, right until the end.