Displaying items by tag: Psycho
“Psycho should be remembered as the gold standard of psychological horror thrillers because it respects the audience by paying as much attention to delivering memorable, relatable characters, smart dialogue, a gripping plot, and emotional punch as well as jump scares.” — Stephen Rebello, author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s popular psychological horror film starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, owner-manager of the Bates Motel.
Psycho, which also starred Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, was released sixty years ago this month. For the occasion The Bits features a package of statistics and box-office data that places the movie’s performance in context, along with passages from vintage film reviews, a reference/historical listing of the movie’s major-market first-run presentations, and, finally, an interview segment with a film historian who reflects on the film six decades after its debut. [Read on here...]
All right, today’s post is a quickie as we’re working on a bunch of cool stuff for tomorrow…
First, Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Se7en continues today with a review of Scream Factory’s Psycho III: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray Disc! As it happens, were going to be running a giveaway for this very title over on The Digital Bits Facebook page starting at Noon (Pacific), so head on over there for your chance to win!
By the way, Adam has also updated his review of Universal’s original Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray so the whole trilogy is now covered on BD. Enjoy! [Read on here…]