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Psycho

Based on a novel inspired by the crimes of a Wisconsin murder, Psycho is considered one of the greatest thrillers ever made (according to the American Film Institute). Shot in 1960, Hitchcock's masterpiece and the famous shower scene is still capable of producing chills in audiences today. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 08 Sep 1960
Video Release: 09 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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The movie Hitchcock is a biopic about the period of the director’s life in which he makes the movie Psycho. Actress Janet Leigh also starred in the 1962 movie The Manchurian Candidate. Other Hitchcock movies dealing with murder include Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and The 39 Steps.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Psycho; 50th Anniversary Edition

Release Date: 19 October 2010

Psycho release to home video (DVD and Blu-ray) in a 50th Anniversary Edition. Bonus extras include:

- The Making of Psycho

- Psycho Sound

- In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy

- Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts

- Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho

- The Shower Scene: With and Without Music

- The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass

- The Psycho Archives

- Lobby Cards

- Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

- Production Photographs

- Theatrical Trailer

- Re-release Trailers

- My Scenes

- Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”)

- BD Live (Blu-ray only)

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