Psycho (Special Edition) (DVD)

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Credited with inventing the genre of the modern horror film, PSYCHO has had its share of sequels and imitators, none of which diminishes the achievement of this shocking and complex horror thriller. Alfred Hitchcock's choreography of elements in PSYCHO...

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Credited with inventing the genre of the modern horror film, PSYCHO has had its share of sequels and imitators, none of which diminishes the achievement of this shocking and complex horror thriller. Alfred Hitchcock's choreography of elements in PSYCHO is considered so perfect it inspired a shot-by-shot remake by Gus Van Zant in 1998. However, Hitchcock's black-and-white original, featuring Anthony Perkins's haunting characterization of lonely motel keeper Norman Bates, has never been equaled. Bates presides over an out-of-the-way motel under the domineering specter of his mother. The young, well-intentioned Bates is introduced to the audience when Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a blonde on the run with stolen money, checks in for the night. But Momma doesn't like loose women, so the stage is set for this classic tale of horror--and one of the most famous scenes in film history. PSYCHO was initially received by audiences with shock and amazement--and it still terrifies today. Though it is now considered prototypical Hitchcock, its setting, pace, and emphasis on terror were major departures for the director at the time, coming after the more classically grand NORTH BY NORTHWEST.

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UPC 025195003773
Studio Universal Home Video
Format DVD
Extra Info 2-Disc Special Edition; Universal Legacy Series
Genre Horror
Rating Restricted
Dimensions 5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD
Weight 0.45 lbs
Stars Janet Leigh, Simon Oakland, Lurene Tuttle, John Anderson, John McIntire, Vera Miles, Frank Albertson, Martin Balsam, Vaughn Taylor, Virginia Gregg, Sam Flint, Helen Wallace, George Eldredge, John Gavin, Mort Mills, Anthony Perkins
Directors Alfred Hitchcock

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