Psycho R

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DVD Details

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 28, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Universal Studios

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"A boy's best friend is his mother."

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 95


User Ratings: 239,574
5 stars out of 5 -- It's such an essential film -- remaining fresh, shocking, perversely funny and tragic...
Feb 1, 2009
It is one of [Hitchcock's] most brilliantly directed shockers and also his most disagreeable. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Apr 22, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- The obvious thing to say is that Hitch has done it again; that the suspense of his picture builds up slowly but surely to an almost unbearable pitch of excitement. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jun 16, 2015
Rating: A+ -- Psycho continues to be thrilling to this day. Full Review
May 30, 2018
Hitchcock's only out-and-out horror flick -- and possibly the most important ever made.
Total Film
Jan 1, 2004
Fifty years on, PSYCHO is still damn near perfect. It makes us shudder, sweat, and shield our eyes.
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 21, 2010
After half a century of terror, Psycho is still ensuring that no one feels safe in the shower. Full Review
Oct 7, 2013

Product Description:

Credited with inventing the genre of the modern horror film, PSYCHO has had its share of sequels and imitators, none of which diminishes the achievement of this shocking and complex horror thriller. Alfred Hitchcock's choreography of elements in PSYCHO is considered so perfect it inspired a shot-by-shot remake by Gus Van Zant in 1998. However, Hitchcock's black-and-white original, featuring Anthony Perkins's haunting characterization of lonely motel keeper Norman Bates, has never been equaled. Bates presides over an out-of-the-way motel under the domineering specter of his mother. The young, well-intentioned Bates is introduced to the audience when Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a blonde on the run with stolen money, checks in for the night. But Momma doesn't like loose women, so the stage is set for this classic tale of horror--and one of the most famous scenes in film history. PSYCHO was initially received by audiences with shock and amazement--and it still terrifies today. Though it is now considered prototypical Hitchcock, its setting, pace, and emphasis on terror were major departures for the director at the time, coming after the more classically grand NORTH BY NORTHWEST.


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  • UPC: 025192143335
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