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

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


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (316 out of 316)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 316 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the classics I do not own

      Posted
      POINTER165

      BEST BUY....if Janet Leigh in a bra & underwear is considered "NUDITY"..you must travel to Europe, France etc. and see what they consider "nudity" on the BEACHES OF THEIR COUNTRIES...there is NO NUDITY IN HERE PEOPLE....the newer one does have..the Gus Van Sant version there is some "SKIN" showing..but it is SO NOT a part of this great story...and it's at the beginning and for moments..gone, what you call nudity...not even in Hitchcock's amazing shower scene ,is there nudity..so I have NO clue what the person who reviewed this , SAW!!..it is a MUST SEE, for all thriller movie goers and kids see more than a bra & panties online...there is NO NUDITY IN THIS MOVIE..FIRST, Hitchcock would NEVER make a movie that nudity would take away from the story....OK ENUF!..but IF you get this or get it from the library, PLEASE look at the extra info given, if it's there...the story of the "shower", the number of days it took to FILM those seconds of film,Hitchcock's daughter playing the secretary...and allot more...he ALWAYS appeared once in ALL of his movies and usually at the beginnning..so make sure to keep your eyes OPEN!..This is a SHEER terror movie cause it's the build up that gets to you...you BECOME a part of the movie...and for ME...that's great movie making....Hitchcock, once the storyboards,cast etc was done..he considered the movie DONE..it's a wrap!....but he STILL had to film it...all those creative images were in his mind already and it was done way before the first day of filming...so when the first day came around, he was totally BORED!..but remember,every moment,every movement etc was seen in his mind already and put on the storyboards...so there is NO NO NO impromtu gestures by ANY actor ,at any time...that's working with Hitchcock...THE BEST!....as for Gus... a whole other way of working to make a film..he usually wants you to improvise Cheers... TONY(NYC)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hitchcock's most famous film

      Posted
      prlwctd

      Hitchcock's name became as synonymous with suspense in the same way that Disney's became with family entertainment. This 1960 film remains the most famous example of why that is so. From Robert Bloch's novel (itself loosely inspired by the real-life case of Ed Gein), Hitchcock follows a secretary (Janet Leigh) who steals money to help her boyfriend. Feeling tired on her long drive to see him, she decides to spend the night at the all but abandoned Bates Motel. She befriends the hotel's kind, but eccentric owner (Anthony Perkins) and their later heart-to-heart talk helps her see the errors of her ways and she decides to make amends for her crime. What happens next is not only shocking (even today it send shivers down the spine) and has become as famous as the identities of Rosebud & Darth Vader. Hitchcock clearly had the time of his life making this film and this would influence many different films from Play Misty for Me to Jaws to Halloween. The acting and Bernard Herrmann's music have also become classic and deservedly so.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Psycho, same story

      Posted
      Electromaniatic
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      The movie is endless and classic, just like the reproductions. Psycho will continue to hail as one of the most influential, scary tales of its time for the horror industry and has been on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, and everything else in between. It doesn't matter which version you get as much as the movie, but this one does come with a lot of features, but the only ones I ever watch out for are the ones with out takes, which this has zilch. I just got it because I didn't have Psycho and it had this ok-looking steel case (I agree with the guy who commented about the pink, it really doesn't do much for the movie, what I would've liked to have seen is this steel case with black and white images from the movie all disorganized in different directions around the case, now that would've looked nostalgic.) It's psycho, it's clear, and it's for a fair price, but as long as it's psycho and clear, it don't matter much.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The one to buy

      Posted
      milkymoon
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      I have finally caved in, and started buying blu-rays. My dvd collection may seem like a house of cards, but with everything going digital, blu-ray is going to be our last form of physical media. This was one of my first purchases, because Psycho is in my top 3 favorite films. I was hesitant to buy this edition because of the frilly cover. Pink, really? But, the artwork actually looks clean and nice in person. Not to mention it's loaded with special features, and is going to be the first of many steel books I'll buy, because these things are awesome! Once you go steel book, you'll never go back.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nothing beats the original!

      Posted
      cameranut
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      I remember seeing this original version of Psycho in the theater back in 1960 when it first came out! At the time, I was 18 and had recently graduated from high school--and, as the movie intended, I was sufficiently terrified! Over the years, the film has become a classic--complete with remakes (never as good as the original) as well as having many iconic references made to it such as the shower, Bates Motel, etc. Now, more than 2 generations later, as a senior citizen, I enjoyed being terrified all over again with my adult children at my side as we watch this timeless film together.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent intuitive tablet for entry-level artist

      Posted
      annieo
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      Bought this in a hurry one night while working on a commissioned project that required better precision than I could achieve with touchpad or mouse. It's been excellent so far, no troubles whatsoever, and I haven't even tried out the included software or gotten into customizable features. Excellent stylus pressure control and precision. I'd used the smaller version that a client had lent me for a previous project, and was happy enough with it, but I'm glad I went with the larger size for the better range of motion and easier composition control - worth the extra money. Would solidly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top Notch Scary Thriller.

      Posted
      moviereviewer1949
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      The Blu-ray provided a definite upgrade over the DVD release This movie scared me and disturbed me when I first saw it as a 12 year old at the Drive-In. As an adult I appreciate the movie for the quality of the story, the production, the direction and the acting. This is one of the very best movies ever made and watching it on Blu-ray was almost like seeing it for the first time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hitchcock's most famous 'horror' film

      Posted
      DDog47
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      Psycho is, without doubt, one of the greatest films of it's type ever made. Alfred Hitchcock took the lessons of European cinema and made a low-budgeted, tightly-scripted thriller that delivered surprise after surprise. The BLU RAY transfer is first rate, with crisp imagery and great contrast. The extras are quite good (although I wish they'd put the films shot for the Universal Theme Park Hitchcock show out at some point) and the whole package is first-rate. This is one of those films you must own.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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