Psycho 50th Anniversary Coming to Blu-ray
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has recently announced that the classic Hitchcock thriller PSYCHO, starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, will be released on Blu-ray October 19, 2010 in a “meticulously restored” 50th Anniversary Edition. The release will include a new 5.1 DTS audio soundtrack as well as the original mono audio track that was released in theaters. PSYCHO will also be honored at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival because of this monumental anniversary. Hitchcock fans will love all the special features that will be added to this special edition release which will include:
- The Shower Scene: A look at the impact of music on the infamous “shower scene.”
- Lobby Cards: View a gallery of promotional lobby cards from the film’s theatrical campaign.
- Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho: Vintage newsreel on the unique policy Alfred Hitchcock insisted upon for the release of the film.
- The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass: Original storyboard design.
- In the Master’s Shadow – Hitchcock’s Legacy: Some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers discuss Hitchcock’s influence and why his movies continue to thrill audiences.
- Hitchcock/Truffaut Interviews: Excerpts from a 1962 audio interview with Alfred Hitchcock.
- Psycho Sound: A never-before-seen piece that looks at the re-mastering process required to create a 5.1 mix from the original mono elements using Audionamix technology.
- The Making of Psycho: A feature-length documentary on Hitchcock’s most shocking film
- Posters and Psycho Ads: See a gallery of original posters and ads from the theatrical campaign.
- Feature-length audio commentary with Stephen Rebello (Author of Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho)
- Behind-The-Scenes Photographs: View rare photos showing the cast and crew at work.
- The Psycho Archives: See the gallery of on-set photo stills from the film’s production.
- Production Notes: Read an essay on the making of the film
- Re-Release Trailers: Watch the promotional trailer created for the re-release of the film.
- Theatrical Trailer: Watch the original promotional trailer from the film’s theatrical campaign.
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