Rich and Strange/the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Rich and Strange/the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Leytis Cast: Brandon de Wilde, Henry Kendall

DVD (Black & White)


Quite a turn for taciturn master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, Rich and Strange marks his foray into outright screwball comedy, following the misadventures of a suddenly well-to-do young couple. As with Laserlight's line of special editions, the disc comes with a Tony Curtis introduction, along with the "Bates Motel" trailer for Psycho. The trailer is in good condition and is always a lot of fun to watch as Hitchcock gives the ten-cent tour. Also on the disc is an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer's Apprentice. This latter is in somewhat rough condition, the episode having fallen into the public domain, but it is watchable. The main feature displays some nice stylistic touches, though a few seem to stem from Hitchcock's mastery of silent film (the movie uses titles from time to time as well). The transfer seems to be from an extremely good print, though the image is a little on the soft side. The image has good contrast and few blemishes and is quite easy to watch. There are no obvious artifacts. The sound is good Mono, limited by the technical opportunities of the time. The soundtrack on the disc is very good, with almost no hum, very little in the way of pops, crunches, and crackles, and only an occasional bout of distortion occurring when the music peaks. The combination of good video and decent audio makes this an easy disc to watch.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/1999
UPC: 0018111997331
Rating: NR
Source: Delta
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Introduction by Tony Curtis; Bonus clip of the original theatrical trailer from Hitchcock's film, Psycho, with Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins; Digitally mastered from the best available sources for the highest quality possible

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [1:00]
2. Quitting Time in NYC [2:49]
3. Fred & Emily at Home [2:13]
4. A Letter From the Uncle [1:24]
5. Taking a Sea Cruise [2:02]
6. Fred & Emily in Paris [3:45]
7. After a Night on the Town [3:45]
8. Emily & Gordon [13:03]
9. Fred & the Princess [3:33]
10. All Ashore at Port Said [3:00]
11. Carnival Party [8:39]
12. The Next Day [2:48]
13. Last Night of the Voyage [2:37]
14. Emily & Gordon in Singapore [2:14]
15. Emily Confronts Fred [11:10]
16. Disaster on the Return [3:41]
17. Fred & Emily Alone and Adrift [6:03]
18. The Chinese Junk [6:33]
19. Back in NYC [1:58]
20. End Title [:19]
1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents [1:28]
2. Opening Credits [:20]
3. Sadini Finds Hugo [1:35]
4. Hugo Is Taken Into the Trailer [1:11]
5. Hugo Wakes and Meets Irene [3:11]
6. Irene & George Run Into Hugo [1:55]
7. Sadini's Magic Act [2:43]
8. Irene & George Plot [1:35]
9. Irene Influences Hugo [3:02]
10. Too Late to Stop Hugo [2:45]
11. Hugo Goes to Irene [2:32]
12. The Big Finale [1:26]
13. Hitchcock's Closing Words [:30]
14. Credits [1:14]

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