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While in San Diego, I snapped photos of some of the coolest promotional and product displays on the 2014 edition of the Comic Con International. After the jump you can see the best of the Comic Con show floor photos and images from around the convention.

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The next few days are going to be filled with more “Cool Stuff” posts than usual because of the awesome items hitting the floor at San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve probably already seen this Jurassic World poster, Marvel’s cool hoodies and more, but we’ve yet to hear much from Mondo. That’s going to change. At the convention they’re finally revealing something that has been teased for a few months. The company is getting into toys.

Starting later this year, Mondo will begin releasing officially licensed toys based on popular properties. They’re kicking it off with an official license for The Iron Giant (a property that has been something that has been illusive to collectors for years) as well as some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff as well as Alfred Hitchcock. Read more and see images of the Mondo Iron Giant toys below. Read More »

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Steven Soderbergh’s site Extension 765 hosts a handful of items for sale, from photos to shirts and other ephemera. Occasionally Soderbergh will also deliver some other unusual items, and today’s post is a video called Psychos, which cuts together footage from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned remake. Read More »

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If you’ve watched all the supplements on several Criterion releases over the past decade or so, you’ve no doubt seen some short pieces on how the company’s film restoration process works. But methods always change, and the Criterion workflow changes with new technology. One of the label’s latest releases is Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent, available this week. A new short doc looks at how Criterion went back to the original film negative, which was in unusually good shape, and created a new Blu-ray release from it. Read More »

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Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. That’s makes tomorrow his birthday and though the director passed away 33 years ago, his legacy can still be felt today. To celebrate the Master of Suspense’s birth, Mondo is revealing brand new posters for two of his most well-regarded films.

Tomer Hanuka has taken a gruesome snapshot that immortalizes Psycho, while Ghoulish Gary Pullin has not one, but two, different takes on Sight and Sound‘s Best Movie of All Time: Vertigo. Check them out below. Read More »

The arrival of ever-so-slightly cooler weather can only mean one thing: After a long, lazy summer, it’s finally time to look ahead to the fall TV season. Today, we have new trailers for HBO Films’ The Girl, the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, all of which will debut within the next two months. Hit the jump to watch.

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Well, it’s a short tease, but here’s our first look at footage from The Girl, which is the first of two films dramatizing the career of Alfred Hitchcock. This one features Toby Jones as Hitch and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, the model he chose to be the “new Grace Kelly,” beginning with her debut role in The Birds.

As we’ve seen images of Jones in this movie and Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, the big question has been how both actors will do with Hitch’s voice and mannerisms. In the case of The Girl, this teaser suggests that Jones is doing a damn fine job. And there’s a great feeling to some of what we see here, to boot. Check out the footage below. Read More »

Perhaps no film director helped publicize the idea of being a film director more than Alfred Hitchcock. The man was a canny promoter, and in his earliest days began the practice of making a quick, typically silent cameo in each of his films. Eventually he started to put the cameo right at the beginning, as he knew audiences kept an eye out for his appearance, and he hoped he could get it out of the way so people would watch the movie for all the other stuff he labored to put in each one.

Now it’s a lot easier to see Hitch’s cameos, thanks to the internet. So below, find a birthday tribute to the late Master of Suspense in the form of a supercut of all of his cameo appearances. Read More »

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