Psycho film Product Information
|Category||Horror DVDs, Thriller Movies, Mystery Videos, Suspense, Classic, Murder, Recommended, Essential Cinema, Killers, Psychos, Slasher, Disturbing, AFI Top 100 Thrills, AFI Top 100, AFI Top 100 (1997), AFI Top 100 Movie Quotes, AFI Top 50 Villains, Vanity Fair 50 Greatest Films Of All Time|
|Starring||Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, Vera Miles, John McIntire, Frank Albertson, Virginia Gregg, John Anderson, Sam Flint, John Gavin, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, George Eldredge, Mort Mills, Helen Wallace|
|Costume Designer||Helen Colvig|
|Director of Photography||John L. Russell, Jr.|
|Production Designer||Robert Clatworthy|
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DVD. Feature film. Stars Anthony Perkins & Janet Leigh. Di r. by Hitchcock. Rated R.109 min. CC. Rated R. B&W. Dol by dig. Widescreen. The Making Of Psycho documentary w/ interviews w/ Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia Hitchcock O'Co nnell, Leigh, screenwriter Joseph Stefano, asst. dir. Hilto n A. Green, Hitchcock's asst. Peggy Robertson, wardrobe per son Rita Riggs, author/filmmaker Clive Barker, & editor Pau l Hirsch + censored scene, newsreel footage, & production p hotos. ...See Full Description
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||This DVD is a MUST for ANY classic collection!|
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then "Psycho" has no peers. Hitchcock always intended it to be a film for audiences but it's more than that. Like myself, it has influenced countless filmmakers and writers throughout the years. I will never get over (nor do I want to) the impact that this film has had in my life. I watch it every six months or so and I still enjoy every second. I've shown it in college film classes and the reaction has always been amazing. Everything works in the film from the brilliant Bernard Herrmann score to the haunting performances by the entire cast. I wouldn't change a frame. I only wish I'd seen it when it first opened in 1960. How I envy those who did! I've certainly made up for it ever since. Alfred Hitchcock claimed that he had always wanted to be Cary Grant. Can anyone imagine cinema without Hitch? Thank God he didn't get his wish! In its own time, "Psycho" was certainly controversial. Initially, the film was burdened by misguided marketing attempts that hyped the idea that no one could be admitted to a showing anywhere once the movie had begun. In particular, this scheme created havoc at drive-ins all across America, but, in general, there arose a kind of carnival atmosphere around this movie, which deserved to be taken very seriously. The stabbing scene in the shower was considered excessive and shocking in 1960 and it attracted negative commentary, as well as calls for its censure and possible prohibition. An unsigned review of "Psycho" published in Esquire in 1960 commented, "I'm against censorship on principle, but that killing in the shower makes me wonder. And not because of the nudity; I favor more nudity in film." Six years later, in 1966, CBS television canceled a planned national broadcast of the movie shortly after the kidnapping and murder of the daughter of U.S. Senator Charles Percy (R Illinois). At the time, however, most critical and industry attention was given to the film's unusual dramatic elements rather than to the powerful new visual aesthetic that was created in the shower scene. The story line of "Psycho" was seen as subversive of the values that had been traditionally advanced in classic Hollywood movies, because the central idea of the film was that horror could come from the heart of an American family and could be perpetrated by a superficially harmless and likable character such as Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Nonetheless, "Psycho" was truly important aesthetically because the shower scene was shot and then edited so as to give the sequence a ragged edge that, in hindsight, could be assessed as "Stravinsky like" in its impact on the modern American cinema. In its thrusting and jabbing power, the sequence was for the American feature film in 1960 what the 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" had been for modern music and dance. Although there were no riots outside the cinemas in 1960, as there had been in 1913 outside the theater in Paris where "The Rite of Spring" premiered, "Psycho" nonetheless marked the arrival of what was to become the dominant motion picture aesthetic of the late twentieth century. This aesthetic, honed and polished subsequently by Hollywood, constituted a cinema of sensation that emerged and grew up separately from the previously dominant "cinema of sentiment" that had characterized classic Hollywood production.
By filmfactsman (Beverly Hills, CA, USA)
||MICHAEL U DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL UR TALKIN ABOUT|
THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMS EVER MADE... ENOUGH SAID... NEED I SAY MORE!!!
By Joanne 45 (Sydney, Australia)
||Truly a classic|
This has got to be Alfred Hitchcock's greatest picture ever made. This is not only the greatest movie in the horror genre, I consider it the greatest movie of all time. All of the veteran actors did an incredible job and Anthony Perkins played Norman Bates better than anybody could. The shower killing scene is one of the greatest scenes in movie history and has been impersonated and copied in other feature films so much over the years. This is truly a suspensfull film and broke alot of bars back in 1960. There was so much controversy surrounding this film but it turned out to be a huge box office hit and is still talked about today. It was the first ever feature film to show a tiolet flushing and show a women being murdered naked in the shower. The film also being shot in black and white gave it even more of a suspensfull feeling to it. Any fan of great acting and classic films, this dvd is definately for you.
By Celine23 (Beirut, Lebanon)
||Greatest Horror movie ever|
This is without a doubt Alfred Hitchcock's greatest creation. I don't think anybody really knows just how classic this film really is. It broke so many barriers in film history, such as showing a toilet flushing and the classic killing shower scene. This movie was made nearly 50 years ago and it's still considered as the greatest horror movie in history. I don't think anybody would've been able to play Norman Bates like Anthony Perkins. He did such a great job and that's why the movie was so successfull. This movie will never be outdone by any other thriller or horror film. This film stands alone.
By Karah (Seattle, Washington, USA)
||A super slasher smash of a success!|
If you like good "Slasher" films, then you will love this "Classic" horror flick! I love classic horror films like this one! They don't make horror films like this one anymore!!
By Mary Jane (Lebanon, KY--)
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Psycho video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1282346|
|Studio||Universal Studios Home Video|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||May 27, 1998|
|Running Time||108 Minutes|
|Additional Info||Widescreen; Limited Edition|
|Movie Details||B&W; Mono Sound; Dolby Noise Reduction; HiFi Sound; Collector's Edition; Letter Boxed; Widescreen; Limited Edition; Widescreen Collector's Edition|
Psycho DVD Features
Single Side - Dual Layer
Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
Letterbox - 1.85
Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - French
Additional Release Material:
Production Interviews: Cast & Crew
Deleted Scenes: Censored Scene
Bonus Footage: Newsreel Footage
Stills/Photos: Production Photos
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