Psycho

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1999
  • UPC: 025192053825
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,998

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vince Vaughn Norman Bates
Anne Heche Marion Crane
Julianne Moore Lila Crane
Viggo Mortensen Sam Loomis
William H. Macy Milton Arbogast
Robert Forster Dr. Simon
Philip Baker Hall Sheriff Chambers
Anne Haney Mrs. Chambers
Chad Everett Tom Cassidy
Rance Howard Mr. Lowery
Rita Wilson Caroline
James Remar Patrolman
James LeGros Car Dealer
Technical Credits
Gus Van Sant Director, Producer
Carlos Barbosa Art Director
Christopher Doyle Cinematographer
Amy E. Duddleston Editor
Tom Foden Production Designer
Bruce Franklin Asst. Director
Brian Grazer Producer
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Stefano Screenwriter
James Whitaker Associate Producer
Dany Wolf Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. chapter list
1. Main Titles [:22]
2. The Stolen Hours [:22]
3. $400,000 [1:50]
4. The Stolen Money [4:04]
5. A Woman On The Run [1:25]
6. The Bates Motel [2:27]
7. The Shower [2:22]
8. Cleaning Up [3:25]
9. The Swamp [7:10]
10. Where's Marion? [8:24]
11. The Prime Suspect [8:15]
12. Death On The Stairs [3:45]
13. Where's Arbogast? [3:55]
14. Mr. & Mrs. Loomis [1:08]
15. Cabin One [6:50]
16. Mother [1:29]
17. The Other Half [6:10]
18. End Titles [1:24]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   bonus materials
      Psycho Path
         Play
         Language
      Feature Commentary with director Gus Van Sant, Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn
      Psycho Screen Savers
      Production Notes
      Cast and Filmmakers
         Vince Vaughn- Norman Bates
         Anne Heche- Marion Crane
         Julianne Moore- Lila Crane
         Viggo Mortensen- Sam Loomis
         William H. Macy- Milton Arbogast
         Directed by Gus Van Sant
      Theatrical Trailer
      Universal Web Links
   language selection
   play movie
   i (link)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I thought this movie was a waste of time! The acting was horrible, and it took forever to get moving. The only thing I thought was clever was the fact that his mom was dead and that he is the psycho. I haven’t seen the original one, so that one might be better. I don’t recommend this movie to anyone, useless you want to be bored to death. There was only 10 minutes of excitement in the whole two hours of the movie. Vince Vaughn however did an ok job portraying his character, Mr. Baits. I thought the movie was very cheesy and was a waste of time. Grant it was suppose to be a replica of the original, it was still horrible. I am not recommending this movie to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If I had an option, I'd give 0 stars

    This movie was the worst movie I have seen in years. I am close to being a professional critic, and, I think this movie down-right dull. It wasn't scary at all, and I didn't like the plot. If you want to rent Psycho, please pick up the one that came out 44 years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Refreshing!

    The headline explains it! For any who have seen Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 original Psycho, they know that it is the irreplaceable blueprint horror classic. However, although this film does not even attempt to replace the original, it did something much better -- preserved it. For those living in the 21st century, this 1998 remake (shot-for-shot remake) immortalized the film with the brilliant direction of Alfred Hitchcock in 1960 and the special effects abilities of 1998. This film, as director Gus Van Sant (Psycho--1998) stated, was most directed at the young people of the 21st century who had never experienced Psycho. And how triumphantly that was accomplished! Highly recommended for every horror fan!

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    Posted November 10, 2010

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