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Psycho [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [1960]

SKU:20473385
Release Date:08/28/2012
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (317 out of 317)

    Special Features


    • Newsreel footage: the release of Psycho
    • The shower scene
    • The Psycho archives
    • Production photographs
    • Behind-the-scenes photographs
    • The shower scene: storyboards by Saul Bass
    • Lobby cards
    • Posters and Psycho kids

    Synopsis


    Psycho
    In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film. The first of a handful of sequels followed in 1983, while Gus Van Sant's controversial remake, starring Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, appeared in 1998. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Anthony Perkins
      Anthony Perkins - Norman Bates
    • Janet Leigh
      Janet Leigh - Marion Crane
    • Vera Miles
      Vera Miles - Lila Crane
    • John Gavin
      John Gavin - Sam Loomis
    • Martin Balsam
      Martin Balsam - Milton Arbogast, detective




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