Psycho (R)

Rear Window (PG)

Vertigo (PG)

Movies: 4 stars out of 4

Discs: 4 stars out of 4

While some may argue these aren't the absolute best movies in the formidable Alfred Hitchcock canon, they're certainly the most popular and deserving of this lovingly detailed "Legacy Series" overhaul. The films alone are worth the price of admission, but it is the plethora of new bonus materials and in particular, the three separate interviews with Hitchcock and French legend Francois Truffaut that make them indispensible. All 2-disc sets are packaged in book-like, hardcover cases and are ideal stocking stuffers for the upcoming holiday season.

Technical specifications: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1, 1.66:1), audio: English and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish.

Special features include:

· Production notes and photos

· Optional commentaries

· Documentaries

· Newsreel footage

· Original and restoration trailers

· Making-of featurettes

· Interviews with Hitchcock and Truffaut

· "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV episodes

Universal, $26.98 for each title.