Alfred Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The Master of Suspense's 1935 thriller based on a novel by John Buchan is planned for a June Blu-ray release.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is readying 'The 39 Steps' for Blu-ray on June 26.

'The 39 Steps' is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay (Oscar winner Robert Donat), who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors...

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane; Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering Hitchcock's prewar career; Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott's 1966 television interview with Hitchcock; Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Ida Lupino and Robert Montgomery; Visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff; Excerpts from François Truffaut's 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock; Original production design drawings; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Cairns.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The 39 Steps' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 26.

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The 39 Steps (Blu-ray)
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