Psycho to debut on Blu-ray Disc with 5.1 surround sound


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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense masterpiece Psycho will feature 5.1 surround sound for the first time ever when it is released on Blu-ray Disc this October.

The release will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous films of all time. Psycho redefined the movie-making landscape and was responsible for introducing audiences to Norman Bates, one of the silver screen’s most notorious psychopaths. To create the new DTS 5.1 sound mix, Universal split the original mono source into several tracks and also sourced the original sound effects. By combining these into a five channel mix, viewers can enjoy a contemporary sound experience that remains true to Hitchcock’s vision. The picture has also been meticulously restored and remastered to present the best ever version of the film.

Bonus content on the disc will include behind-the-scenes bonus features, documentaries, audio interviews and an in-depth look at the re-mastering process.

For more details, head over to /Film or read the press release.

34 Responses to “Psycho to debut on Blu-ray Disc with 5.1 surround sound”

  1. 1 AJ June 1, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I’d say Saw is scary and gorry!

  2. 2 Melissa Lawrence May 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Yikes! :0)

  3. 3 Deborah Curran May 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I think this is too scary to be on 3d

  4. 4 Maura May 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “The Strangers” because it’s soooo real. It scared the crap out of me and I will never be able to watch it again! lol

  5. 5 Jelle May 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Although I’m not easily scared, the film “The Human Centipede”(2009) was pretty scary to me. The story-line was weak, a standard horror film, but the idea and the atmosphere of the film was scary.. Experiment on humans to created a Siamese Triplet, that’s just sick. Credits to the surgeon, that guy was really scary (and scary face) in performances as well. I recommend to watch this film in the dark, if you have a twisted mind! @jvanmeerendonk

  6. 6 Jelle May 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    One of my favorite Hitchcock’s film. Especially the shower scene, were they used chocolate milk for blood. Awesome!

  7. 7 Carla May 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    The Exorcist, when it came out there was nothing else like it and people were even leaving the cinema because they were so frightened. It really shows how times have changed because now nothing really seems as scary because it’s all been done before.

  8. 8 Katie mackenzie May 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Absolutaly fantastic RT done from @Katiemack12

  9. 9 Henley May 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Jeepers creepers because it’s creepy. Once the demon has yourcsvent it will hunt you until it gets you

  10. 10 Dave May 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Saw, it kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing right until the end! (no spoiler here).

  11. 11 keith lesage @myiamgood May 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Any thing that has Simon Pegg,in it,he’s a ginger,you know!

  12. 12 Dawn W May 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The Omen without a doubt. Many years later I got to meet and become friends with Harvey who played Damien and he still has the trike. I realised then how scared the film made me when I couldn’t even pick up this little red bike and was on edge watching his little daughter ride around on it.

  13. 13 Sandy May 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Silence of the lambs gave me the heebie jeebies!!


  14. 14 tracey May 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

    i was petrified of theoriginal nightmare on elm street espcicially as when i was little we moved house no one had our number and yet someone phoned the night we moved in saying “its freddy its freddy” me and my sister never slept a wink for a week – subsequently found out it was my aunt having a joke at our expense lol

  15. 15 Jennifer Kelly May 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I am scared of everything, haha. The worst for me though was the very last bit of Blair Witch. Creeped me out for weeks.
    Then there’ Ring, the Japanese version, it was that horrible eye!!

    I can’t say much tho, cos was scared of Ghostbusters II for years (the painting scared the !!! out of me!!), and more recently, The Haunting.

    I’m a major wimp 😉

  16. 16 Jo B May 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I think Wolf Creek the aussies can sure turn on the scare factor, possibly because it was so realistic and the true hooro of people being hurt by other people.

  17. 17 Laura Hadland May 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Ironically I don’t know what it’s called! My husband and I accidentally switched on to a horror film in the middle of the night a few years ago when we had a TV in our bedroom with no teletext or anything. All we both remember were a load of monks in a dark forest, but they all had no faces, just, like, contours… Urghh, it was horrible! Needless to say we soon turned over, but we still talk about it to this day!

  18. 18 Eric May 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Nightmare on elm street. Back in those days I remember having weird dreams at night. Scared the crap out of me.

  19. 19 Raul May 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Forgot to put my Twitter @Vengeful_ , thanks for the contests btw. Best part of Mondays, lol

  20. 20 Summer May 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    A movie that scared me was Nightmare on Elm Street, I remember seeing it when I was young, Freddie is very creepy.

  21. 21 mel butcher May 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    i wsatched the first poltergeist when i was about 9 and it terrified me so much that i wouldn’t even walk past the tv without screaming or panicking for months

  22. 22 David Madeley May 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    For me the scariest movie was the orginal The Hills Have Eyes movie. It was released in 1977 and blimey… scared the hell outta me back then. The nightmares followed for a few nights. To this day i still wont watch it again.

  23. 23 Jamie S May 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Tough one but I’d have to say the first half of aliens. The claustrophobic corridors crank the tension to an unbearable level on first viewing and I still find the concept of a facehugger absolutely loathsome

  24. 24 Ann Tofari May 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Wolf Creek scared the life out of me. I had to watch most of it peeping through my fingers

  25. 25 adam rogers May 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    The Mothman Prophecies… it just really REALlY freaked me out

  26. 26 Rod May 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Not actually scared but “The Thing” freaked me out a bit when I was younger.

  27. 27 Danielle P May 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Believe it or not the scariest movie I watched when I was a kid was “Psycho”.. I still have nightmares over the shower scene.. so much blood.. ARghh


  28. 28 jennifer mathis May 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    oh I can’t wait this movie scares my hubby Mwhahaahaha what fun

  29. 29 Deborah Curran May 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    night of the living dead. Yes, it was a very long time ago but it was my first real horror movie and scarred the crap out of me

  30. 30 Lucy May 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of scary movies but 28 Days Later really creeped me out. I think it was because they had to move through empty streets not knowing where the rage victims were…


  31. 31 Raul May 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    It’s a toss up between pet sematary, chucky, and jaws. Jaws because I live near the ocean and use to frequent it often. With pet semetary when the baby came back and killed the old guy by first cutting his heels so he couldn’t walk it freaked me out for years. I use to jump off my bed so that nothing could get me and I could run away if needed. I first saw the movie when I was 7.

    I also saw chucky at a young age, needless to say after that movie I never owned a doll or anything similar.

  32. 32 Geri May 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I was a wee tot. That witch with the knbby warts on her face was so scary I wet myself!

  33. 33 Scott Yates May 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    When I was young the movie The Omen freaked me out & it took me many years to try to watch it again.

  34. 34 DanielCake May 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    It has to be without doubt the pokemon movie, I was just so scared that something like that could ever be produced.

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