Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense and horror gets a highly respectable release on DVD in this Collector's Edition. The quality of the 1.85:1 widescreen transfer is superb, and though the print shows some signs of age, the overall effect is that one is viewing moving, high-contrast, black-and-white photographs. The audio is also first-rate. Bernard Herrman's sinister, punishing score is scarier than ever here. All in all it's a technically masterful digital presentation; the movie has never seemed more chilling. The bonus materials are enlightening and thorough. The "Making of Psycho" documentary is one-and-a-half hours of juicy behind-the-scenes nuggets. Interviews with Janet Leigh, writer Joseph Stephano, and other cast and crew members are edited together with scenes from the movie for a historical, entertaining look at the modern classic. The theatrical trailer is nearly seven minutes in length; it's the tongue-in-cheek, bizarre, and now quite famous tour of the Bates Motel, with Hitchcock as the tour guide. "Production Notes" and "Cast & Filmmakers" provide the usual static images, brief biographies, talent filmographies, and movie trivia information. This Collector's Edition DVD of Psycho consistently stuns and shocks, allowing the full impact of Hitchcock's creepy opus to unnerve and distress future generations of unsuspecting viewers.
Psycho Path [the making of Psycho]
Feature commentary with director Gus Van Sant, Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn
This is a good remake of an old movie. First it would probably be very difficult to copy or attempt to improve on Alfred Hitchcock.
Second Vince Vaughn, although very good, isn't Anthony Perkins.
The originally Psycho was very creepy all the way through. Vince Vaughn just doesn't sell the real creepy nature of Norman Bates. I'm glad he didn't attempt to be Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates - he made the character the way he saw him. The rest of the cast was fine but not quite up to the original.
A totally worthless remake to come out of Hollywood, it's a shot for shot kind, not sure what Gus Van Sant was thinking. There is a great commentary track with the editor of this film that gives a little insight to the film thats a great listen, worth the blu ray just for that.