Lots of good stuff releasing in February and March on the movie side of things. 20th Century Fox announced the soon-to-be released Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection and Chasing Mavericks (not Hitchcock related). Check out the details of the releases below.
Hitchcock (March 12th)
Oscar® winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren* are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of cinema’s most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create an enduring masterpiece – Psycho. Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette and Jessica Biel, Hitchcock is “a knockout from start to finish” (Rex Reed, New York Observer).
*Hopkins: 1991, Actor, The Silence of the Lambs. Mirren: 2006, Actress, The Queen.
Blu-ray Special Features:
● Deleted Scene
● Becoming the Master: From Hopkins to Hitchcock
● Obsessed with Hitchcock
● Sacha Gervasi's Behind the Scenes Cell Phone Footage
● Hitchcock Cell Phone PSA
● The Story
● The Cast
● Danny Elfman Maestro
● Hitch and Alma
● Remembering Hitchcock
● Commentary with Sacha Gervasi and Stephen Rebello
● Theatrical Trailer
Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection (March 12th)
This is a three Blu-ray disc set that features Hitchcock's Notorious, Rebecca, and Spellbound. There are no features listed for the collection, so it's just the straight collection.
Chasing Mavericks (February 26th)
Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.
Blu-ray Special Features:
● Deleted Scenes
○ Frosty and Jay Paddle
○ Jay Plays the Bills
○ Power of Money
○ Jay Laments
● Surf City
● Shooting Waves
● Live Like Jay
● Surfer Zen
● Commentary from Director Michael Apted and
Writers Brandon Hooper and Jim Meenaghan