The Alfred Hitchcock Hour – Season 1 (1962-1963) – By Jason S. Lockard

His silhouette is iconic, everyone knows Alfred Hitchcock. His movies are 4 star fair and his TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was just plain fun. The half hour series had a tremendous run of 7 wonderful seasons, but instead of continuing on this same half hour show Hitch decided to expand and thus The Alfred Hitchcock Hour was born. Now thanks to Australian’s Madman Entertainment; you too can relive Hitchcock’s dry wit that introduced The Alfred Hitchcock Hour with the complete first season.

The first season of Alfred Hitchcock hour was filled with 32 episodes featuring notable stars as James Mason, Robert Redford, Vera Miles, Peter Falk, Tony Randall, Dean Stockwell, Jane Mansfield and many more. Some of the best episodes of this season include; ‘Dear Uncle George’ An advice journalist has a crisis of his own: his partner is adulterous. ‘Out For An Oscar’ Weighed down by an adulterous partner and her money-mad lover, a shy bank teller schemes to free himself via the "perfect crime." ‘Ride The Nightmare’ An elderly acquaintance plunges Chris Martin into a nightmare stuffed with blackmail, kidnapping and murder. These are just some of the standouts to me, but there is not a bad one in this entire season of entertainment.

This collection has 8 DVDs with all 32 full unedited episodes in pristine quality and the DVD menus are just beautiful. There is no bonus features, but hey your getting 32 hour long episodes. Now if you want this classic show this is the only place you can get it! So if you can view region 4 DVD and you enjoy the weird world of Hitchcock as much as me. By all means head over to www.madman.com.au and find out how you can get a copy today.

Moral Rating: mild violence, scary images
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: mystery, horror
Length: Almost 1600 minutes
DVD Released: 2013
DVD Rating: A+