Jul 20, 2009

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Hitchcock And The Unit

According to DVDActive, Warner Home Video has announced a new DVD edition of Alfred Hitchcock's immortal spy classic North By Northwest–as well as the title's Blu-ray debut! The 50th Anniversary Edition contains all of the features of the previous edition (including a commentary track by screenwriter Ernest Lehman), as well as "Cary Grant: A Class Apart" and the new documentaries "The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style" and "North by Northwest: One for the Ages." The Blu-ray edition comes packaged in 44-page book "full of photos, film facts and insider information." The DVD will retail for $24.98; the Blu-ray for $34.99. Both come out November 3.

Meanwhile, Fox has announced The Unit: The Complete Giftset, collecting every episode (on nineteen discs) of the prematurely cancelled covert ops drama from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and playwright David Mamet. It comes out September 29, the same day as the series' Complete 4th Season, which is also its final season. The Unit: The Complete 4th Season will also be available on Blu-ray. It contains the same impressive assortment of commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes that have marked all the previous seasons.

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