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Hitchcock may be a household name, but few are familiar with the woman behind the genius -- Alma Reville, his wife and collaborator. This movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, explores their unique relationship and creative partnership as they produce the film Psycho.
Why Is Hitchcock Rated PG-13?
Hitchcock is rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material.
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Violence: A man is hit over the head and killed. Photos of decapitated corpses are seen. Other dead bodies are briefly shown. A man gives gruesome descriptions of murdered bodies. Characters act out the famous shower scene from Psycho, which depicts a vicious stabbing.
Sexual Content: A married couple each suspects their partner of being unfaithful. A married man has an affair with another woman. Several female characters are seen in their bras. Some sexual innuendo is included.
Language: The script contains numerous terms of Deity, some mild profanities and a crude term used as a double entendre for male anatomy.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on numerous occasions. A man secretly drinks to relieve stress and gives alcohol to his dogs. Some cigarette and cigar use is also depicted.
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Besides Psycho, other films that Hitchcock directed that made him known as the “Master of Suspense” include: Lifeboat, Rear Window and Vertigo. Both of these actors have played real people before: Anthony Hopkins in Shadowlands as C.S. Lewis and Helen Mirren in The Queen as Elizabeth II—the monarch of Great Brittan.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Hitchcock
Release Date: 12 March 2013
Hitchcock releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Deleted Scene
- Remembering Hitchcock
- Commentary with Sacha Gervasi and Stephen Rebello
- Theatrical Trailer
- Becoming the Master: From Hopkins to Hitchcock
- Obsessed with Hitchcock
- Sacha Gervasi’s Behind the Scenes Cell Phone Footage
- Hitchcock Cell Phone PSA
- The Story
- The Cast
- Danny Elfman Maestro
- Hitch and Alma