MUMBAI: Palador has released five movie titles of Alfred Hitchcock in the form of collector’s edition box set as a tribute to the master filmmaker.
The box set will be released under a new identity – The One World Collection – and will consist of five of his early works namely The Manxman (1929), Blackmail (1929), Murder (1930), The Skin Game (1931) and Rich and Strange (1931).
The box set will come with a discount of 25 per cent on pre-booking on Palador’s website, Crossword stores and Indiaplaza. The box set will also be available without the offer at retail chains such as Oxford, Musicworld, Odyssey, and Reliance Timeout across India and standalone stores such as Rhythm House from 21 February , 2009.
Palador founder and managing director Gautam Shiknis said, "We have bridged the gap between India and rest of the world by bringing quality cinema to the audience in India and hence, created ‘One World’. The same reflects in the new brand identity we have given to our home video division, The One World Collection. Henceforth, all new home video releases will be under the same brand name."
Another highlight of Alfred Hitchcock collector’s edition box set would be the Indie Corner section of each DVD, which has an award wining short film made by MBA turned filmmaker Atul Taishete called Rewind. The short film has won accolades and awards all over the world and is also the first Indian short film to be available on iTunes in the USA.
Palador co-founder and joint MD Mohan Polamar added, "On the home video front some of the imminent releases this year would be movies like Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci, and Bob the Gambler, a gangster classic by the master of French Gangster and Noir films, Jean Pierre Melville."