Watched this one on Blu-ray last night. Had zero expectations, very little info so the movie was pretty much a fresh experience so to speak.
I'm a pretty undemanding fan of movie-related biopics, especially ones that freely take liberties with their source. (The vastly superior) "Ed Wood" and "Shadow Of The Vampire" rank high on my list of this little genre of films. "Hitchcock" seems to stick fairly close to its subject,-that is, Alfred Hitchcock's life and relationship with his wife Alma during the production of the movie "Psycho." Marital problems and the occasional brief fantasy sequence involving notorious serial killer Ed Gein (the inspiration for Psycho) that seem to intrude upon Hitchcock's mind through the film are emphasized to make the story a bit more entertaining but imo, the Gein stuff is a ham-fisted artistic misfire. I did like the intro and outro bits where "Hitchcock" directly speaks to the viewers in the fashion of his old tv show. The movie really rises or falls on Anthony Hopkins ample shoulders and I thought his portrayal was a mixed bag at times bordering on unintentional parody. Probably the most interesting actor was James D'Arcy who played a disturbingly neurotic Anthony Perkins.
The transfer looks good, nothing really spectacular given the subject and the way it was filmed. Some of the dark scenes notably the Ed Gein "dream" bits are a bit too murky, imo. Sound is also pretty routine although given the fact that this is a dialog-driven film, the vox are very well presented unlike many recent home video releases which seem to have the dialog mixed a bit too low in proportion and too dryly center channel-specific in relation to the rest of the soundtrack.
For most people, undoubtably a rental, not a blind buy.