- Episode aired May 5, 1985
- 1h 40m
Four classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's p... Read allFour classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's pilot.Four classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's pilot.
Original Black-and-White AHP Versions Led Me Here
I did not see the 1985 AHP Pilot episode together, but saw them in separate episodes. What led me here were three episodes from the original AHP presents. I saw "Bang! You're Dead!" with Billy Mumy as the little boy, "Man from the South" with Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre and the great atmospheric chiller episode "An Unlocked Window" with Dana Wynter and T.C. Jones. I finally was able to see all the 1985 versions and they were great updates in their own right. "Bang! You're Dead!" is still unfathomable that something like that would happen, but I suppose we think it can only happen to some other family and not ours. Yet, who knows what happens when the favorite uncle comes to visit and just so happens to have a loaded gun in his luggage? The one episode whose original I have not yet seen is "Incident in a Small Jail." I saw only the Ned Beatty and Lee Ving version and Ving's Curt Venner character is quite menacing. He makes you believe he did it or could do it while salesman Larry Broome seems like a caring typical traveling salesman. "Man from the South" was a nice update with John Huston, Melanie Griffith, Steven Bauer and cameo roles of Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak. I enjoyed the episodes so much that I went out and bought a Zippo lighter. It does work fine and would light ten times in-a-row easily. The trick would be to make sure both the fluid and flint were adequate. That said, being under pressure of having one's finger chopped off immediately may make one nervous and miss. Finally, "An Unlocked Window" episodes were both great, but I enjoyed the original better. Clearly, it was the atmosphere that was created and Hitchcock's crew did a masterful job in making a show with parts of his great crime and suspense masterpiece "Psycho" film. Still, the story was compelling in the '85 version. 9/10 stars for AHP Pilot.
- Oct 16, 2018
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