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Psycho [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 3652611
  • Release Date: 06/08/1999
  • Rating: R
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.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 26)

    Special Features


    • Psycho Path [the making of Psycho]
    • Feature commentary with director Gus Van Sant, Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn
    • Production notes
    • Cast & filmmakers
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Universal web links
    • Screen savers

    Synopsis


    Psycho
    Independent film director Gus Van Sant attempts a first in American film history: a shot-by-shot remake of the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. With a few minor, modern-day changes (including filming it in color), his version is essentially the same film with a different cast and the same Bernard Hermann music. Psycho was and still is the story of Marion Crane (previously played by Janet Leigh and now by Anne Heche), an adulterous woman who steals a stack of money from her boss and hits the road hoping for financial freedom. Pulling over in an old motel for the night, she meets the creepy owner of the Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn doing his best Anthony Perkins), who lives with his jealous nagging mother. Most people know the film Psycho for what happens next -- the shower scene, where Marion is brutally stabbed in the most over-analyzed scene in movie history. The money, the car, and Marion's remains are quickly sunk in a nearby swamp. As a detective (William H. Macy) and Marion's sister Lila (Julianne Moore) come looking for her, they begin to uncover the dark mysterious secret lurking in Norman Bates' life. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vince Vaughn
      Vince Vaughn - Norman Bates
    • Anne Heche
      Anne Heche - Marion Crane
    • Julianne Moore
      Julianne Moore - Lila Crane
    • Viggo Mortensen
      Viggo Mortensen - Sam Loomis
    • William H. Macy
      William H. Macy - Milton Arbogast



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great remake!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This is one of the best remakes I've ever seen, my wife and I love it! This film is intentionally done exactly frame-for-frame as the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock version, (aside from a few modern day upgrades). Vince Vaughn is fantastic as Norman Bates. Also starring William H. Macy, Anne Heche, and Julianne Moore. If you're a fan of the old psycho, you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend it! Another film I recommend with Vince Vaughn playing the role of a killer is Clay Pigeons.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      At least the blu ray is worth it

      Posted
      KyleH
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      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Stick with original

      Posted
      Draven
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      I decided to picked this up because Best Buy had a great price on it but after watching it, i'd say just save your money & watch the original. Its nice to have in my Psycho collection but will probably never watch again .

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I enjoyed the remake

      Posted
      Moviefan
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      It was fun to see someine remake a movie im not such a harsh critic who goes it wanting to hate something because its a remake. This was fun to see another take,had good special features/commentary

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not a great movie to be sure...

      Posted
      derekD
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      ....the reason I bought it was to add to my SCREAM FACTORY blu-ray collection. I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to this company and purchase many of their releases. FOR FANS ONLY.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie; good DVD

      Posted
      Heidi
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      Psycho is excellent and a very good movie. Vince Vaughan and Anne Heche are super actors. I liked this version just as much as the first. DVD is great and came in very good shape. It has a great picture and clarity.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great remake

      Posted
      johnj
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      This movie is a shot by shot remake of the Hitchcock original. Good acting all around. It stars Vince Vaughn, who is a great Norman Bates, Julianne Moore, Viggo mortensen, William h Macy, and Anne heche.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not very memorable

      Posted
      Tommo86
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      Honestly. This should had never been remade. It’s not shot very well, the acting is sub par, the only saving grace is the soundtrack.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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