Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Psycho – 50th Anniversary Special Edition Steelbook

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Psycho Blu-ray DiscTo celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film classic, Psycho, we are giving away a Special Edition Steelbook copy on Blu-ray.

50 years on, Psycho is still regarded as the seminal horror movie, with the famous shower scene remaining one of cinema’s most iconic images.  For its Blu-ray debut, Psycho has been meticulously restored to provide the best-ever version of the film.  As well as being remastered for a high definition picture, Universal has completely reworked the sound, bringing a 5.1 mix to the film for the very first time.

As ever with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

In its day, Hitchcock’s Psycho caused complete hysteria, literally scaring audiences out of their seats. Fifty years on, it continues to receive critical acclaim, whether it be from film critics, film students or horror film fans.  What modern day horror movie do you think will still be revered in 50 years time?

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66 Responses to “Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Psycho – 50th Anniversary Special Edition Steelbook”

  1. 1 lundon October 28, 2010 at 4:29 am

    it’s original and scary and thats what makes it a classic

  2. 2 bluraydiscassociation August 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations to Wills1980 who is the winner of Psycho courtesy of Blu-ray Monday! Thanks to everyone for taking part, the next giveaway of The Godfather Trilogy is up and running so plenty more chances to win!

  3. 3 Scott Yates August 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I would say aliens

  4. 6 cheryl hadfield August 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Has to be Nightmare on Elm street!


  5. 7 Sandra taylor August 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Saw – sanmarco2nd

  6. 8 Lisa Stewart August 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    paranormal activity – when i saw it at the cinema i thought it wouldn’t be as scary second time around but it still delivered on DVD.
    amazing atmosphere in the cinema, you don’t get people jumping out of their seats at many films nowadays!
    @loladelorean on twitter

  7. 9 Jill H August 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Shutter Island @jillyrh on twitter

  8. 10 tristanhebert August 8, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    After giving it some *serious* thought, I guess I have to go with the following triumvirate of modern day classics: 1) Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; 2) Let the Right One In; and 3) Shutter Island.



  9. 11 tristanhebert August 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Shutter Island, definitely!

  10. 12 Eva D August 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

    twitter ID wildflower00

  11. 13 Eva D August 8, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I think the SAW movies will be around for another 50 years

  12. 14 derekandkong August 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Evil Dead! An absolute classic with an excellent series of sequels… and it spawned the line “IT’S YOUR SISTER CHERYL!”

    I mean, it’s not just me, it is?

  13. 15 Jean D. August 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I vote for Roman Polanski’s The Tenant.

  14. 16 Patrica A August 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I would have to say Paranormal Activity scared the living daylights out of me. So that would be my idea.


  15. 17 ryan August 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    If I can’t count alien, I’ll have to say, The Mist. It’s just expertly created, and I think it’s merit will be more apparent in time.

    I also think that eventually people will get Silent Hill.
    But some people think I’m crazy.

  16. 18 Eleanor Wigmore August 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Sorry and my twitter id is @eleanor731. Sorry!!

  17. 19 Eleanor Wigmore August 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    My modern day horror that will still scare and be revered in years to come is Paranormal activity. I am not easily scared but this was fantastic. I got that ‘excited fear’ feeling. Loved it!!!

  18. 20 Ross Wood August 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I’d give my vote to The Descent. Saw it in the cinema and it still puts a shiver down my ever-creaking spine. Though it’s a shame it’s difficult to think up a really high-class horror flick from the last ten years despite it being a very concentrated (and perhaps over done) genre. Still, The Descent certainly gets my vote.

    Following @shapala84 on Twitter. Tchau-ey.

  19. 21 Chad Mickelberry August 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    A Nightmare on Elm street!

    Following on twitter! @cgm916

  20. 22 Darren Russell August 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I’m @thedarrenxshow on twitter

    A MODERN day scary movie that gave me the runs was paranormal activity… Has kept me awake for numerous nights thinking of, What if someone did just whisper my name in my ear.. Or dragged me out the bed. I think It will last..

  21. 23 Bessie Burnsed August 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    yep…Its Pirahna 3-D…its modern and will surely be remade… @BessieBurnsed on twitter..thanks

  22. 24 Bessie Burnsed August 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Pirahna in 3-D and The Hills have Eyes…

  23. 25 karmaperle August 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Can’t think of anything that beats Psycho

  24. 26 karen August 5, 2010 at 2:19 am

    For a modern movie I’d say “SAW” that’s one movie I won’t forget for a long time, it started a new crazy of terror.

  25. 27 VANESSA August 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    A Nightmare on Elm street! Freddy will never die. I think it will still be around in the future.

    Following on twitter! @vmsweet123

    thanks for the chance!

  26. 28 Talex August 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Alien gets my vote.

    Twitter name: Teralex4

  27. 29 Michael Montgomery August 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    oh and my twitter is @methods2succeed cheers …

  28. 30 Michael Montgomery August 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Oh that’s difficult …

    like a few people here I’m more of a fan of the “suspense story” than a “pile of gory!”

    So, I’d say the japanese “Ring” and “The Shining” … Either way I think I’ll be digging our my crusty ol’ standard DVD of Psycho and giving it a once over again …. unless of course I win a shiny new blu-ray version of course! 😉

  29. 31 Anne M. August 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The Exorcist I follow on twitter @anniemos and have tweeted 🙂

  30. 32 Ruksana Mohammed August 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original version

  31. 33 Rach Watson August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Got to be Stephen Kings Christine for me. Still gives me a chill now!

  32. 34 Jay August 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Not sure any willo stand the test of time as well as Psycho – most of the horror films these days rely purely on blood and gore – they wouldn’t even have been released 40 years ago! I don’t think it’s a classic, but a modern horror like Paranormal Activity is fairly groundbreaking – like Psycho was in it’s day!

    @cheekychicken24 on Twitter

  33. 35 mary r August 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

    The Hand That Rocks The Cradle…yes that scared the bejesus out of me!! What a creepo movie!! @alongcamemary1 on twitter..

    oh yes and the famous “Carrie” movie…yikes!!

  34. 36 hannah evans August 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    The Saw films – there are too many of them to forget! @FruityTutti

  35. 37 Katherine August 4, 2010 at 6:50 am

    The Shining isn’t so modern is it? Because that gets my vote!


  36. 38 phyllis ellett August 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    @phyllgerry (twitter) Modern horror that will stand test of time, hard one, I would guess Ring (1998) the Japanese version would. The scare factor like Phycho will not change.

  37. 39 Amy Willingham August 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Follow on twitter @eko0724 & RT
    I have to say the Halloween series, for they scared the crap out of me when I was a kid and still scares the scrap out of me now! I can see it being redone over and over but for me the original is the best and will always scare me the most.

  38. 40 Pedro August 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The Sixth Sense, for the unforgettable end

  39. 41 Ian Snailham August 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Out of the recent horror films from the last few years the film that impressed me the most was Martyrs, but in 50 years time it’ll probably be films like Shutter Island (Yes, I class this as much of a horror as Psycho is) that will be revered.

    It’s as much about how great the director is, than just the film itself, that gives them solid popular financial longevity. e.g. Rosmary’s Baby, The Omen, Alien, Holloween, The Thing, The Shining, The fly, etc… are all part of bodies of work from great directors. It gives them an importance. It does help that they are all damn good horror films too.

  40. 42 Quentaris August 3, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I prefer horror movies that don’t rely on the blood and gore to scare – the Ring (Japanese Version) and The Grudge (again, the Japanese version) are still as scary as when i first watched them. The real terror is in the anticipation of what might happen, rather than blood splattered all over the screen and body pieces in our faces.

  41. 43 Masoud August 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original version of course.

  42. 44 Laura varley August 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The shining for sure. It’s creepy and easily my fav. horror film.

  43. 45 R-Pax August 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Jim (two posts down) is spot on. It’s not really modern anymore, but I’d also say that Jaws stands alongside Alien for creating a hugely suspenseful atmosphere long before we ever really see the shark in any detail

  44. 46 El Bicho August 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the scariest films I have seen. Brilliant depictions of the killings through audio only and the seemingly normalcy of the lead character is chilling. I will revere it in 50 years if I am still around

  45. 47 Jim August 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    The problem with modern horror movies is that they rely too heavily on the “gross out” and not so much in the suspense and the terror elements. It’s suspenseful when you don’t know what to expect and it’s terror when you finally confront it. I think that a successful horror movie should keep you in suspense as long as possible before delivering the terror. Alien may be good in this respect and I’m at a loss about what others may fit that category of film.

  46. 48 dorothy l August 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    The original Halloween and the original Alien

  47. 49 Mike Sharp August 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    The least scary of the Hitchcock movies in my mind, though far the least disturbing!

  48. 50 arctic00 August 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This is an easy one. It’s going to Alien. An awesome combinaion of horror and sci-fi.

    twitter patonyc

  49. 51 Paula August 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    The original excorcist I’m @paulakap8 on twitter

  50. 52 @w00lston August 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Most definately The Shining for me.

  51. 53 missyofthedark August 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I would say the original of The Ring, such a simple concept yet managed not only out and out scares but the ability to fill you with dread, Shame it was remade.

    also I would go with Rec as the docu-style set up made it so much more believable.


  52. 54 Paul Byron August 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    The original Amitiville Horror is great, if a tad cheesy. Likewise Poltergeist, while not being horror as such, is brilliant.

    Ringu, Dark Water and Dumplings head up the Asian contingent and REC and The Orphanage make up the Spanish language horror films that will still stand up in years to come.

    Basically, horror is universal!

  53. 55 morkuma August 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    i haven’t been scared by a movie since i watched alien when i was 5.
    some great horror flicks have been made, just never really got scared.
    i believe alien, the first saw, nightmare on elm st, will always be classics, and i believe some like martyrs, antichrist, and let the right one in have an amazing potential to become timeless classics, for the right people.

  54. 56 tracey August 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    its got to be the omen for me it still terifies me especially the music

  55. 57 Vanessa August 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    The Descent is as close as I think we’re going to get.

  56. 58 Shepard August 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Clearly Twilight. The acting is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen, nightmares about it for weeks on end… why won’t they stop?

  57. 59 R-Pax August 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Psycho is responsible for so much of the horror genre that it would take something really, really original to still be talked about in 50 years time.

    I can’t imagine that it’ll be in the same league, but for me the best horror film of the last few years was Wolf Creek – genuinely scary and a real sense of no escape… put me off visiting the Australian bush that’s for sure!

  58. 60 Geri August 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I don’t think any are in the same league. In Hitchcock’s time they did so much with so little, now it’s all ‘in yer face’ and ‘down yer throat’, whatever happened to subtlety?

  59. 61 chris swan August 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre was OK I guess but most are horrible. Psycho is great.

  60. 62 grobbie August 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    brokeback mountain .well it scared the crap out of me anyway..

  61. 63 Gavin Counahan August 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Alien (if it’s current enough) is the untimate modern horror.

  62. 64 Donna Barrie August 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies as they still scare me

    @Coistycat on Twitter xx

  63. 65 Stuart McKenzie August 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Depends what you class as ‘modern’. IMHO there hasn’t really been a decent horror film made since 2005s ‘The Descent’, but I doubt that will have its deserved longevity. True classics that deserve to last another 50 years are films like Alien, Ringu, Halloween, Saw, The Shining & A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s just a shame the legacies of these genuine classics will be overshadowed by the plethora of crap sequels they inevitably produce.

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