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The Birds [Universal 100th Anniversary] [DVD] [1963]

Release Date:08/28/2012
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (84 out of 86)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scene
    • The original ending
    • Tippi Hedren's screen test
    • The Birds is coming (Universal International newsreel)
    • Suspense story: national press club hears Hitchcock (Universal International newsreel)


    The Birds
    The story begins as an innocuous romantic triangle involving wealthy, spoiled Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), handsome Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), and schoolteacher Annie Hayworth (Suzanne Pleshette). The human story begins in a San Francisco pet shop and culminates at the home of Mitch's mother (Jessica Tandy) at Bodega Bay, where the characters' sense of security is slowly eroded by the curious behavior of the birds in the area. At first, it's no more than a sea gull swooping down and pecking at Melanie's head. Things take a truly ugly turn when hundreds of birds converge on a children's party. There is never an explanation as to why the birds have run amok, but once the onslaught begins, there's virtually no letup. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Rod Taylor
      Rod Taylor - Mitch Brenner
    • Tippi Hedren
      Tippi Hedren - Melanie Daniels
    • Jessica Tandy
      Jessica Tandy - Lydia Brenner
    • Suzanne Pleshette
      Suzanne Pleshette - Annie Hayworth
    • Veronica Cartwright
      Veronica Cartwright - Cathy Brenner

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