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Psycho is back with a Blu-ray makeover

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Hailed by many as the scariest film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho is re-released as a 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray disc this week.

Gripping and irrevocably gruesome, the Blu-ray Disc release is set to unsettle audiences everywhere with its sharp re-mastered rendering of the crisply shot B&W original. Composer Bernard Herrmann’s score has also been remastered, giving the film a 5.1 channel soundtrack for the first time and reigniting people’s fears of hotel showers everywhere.

This disc contains all of the extras (and there are a lot of them) from the earlier special edition DVDs. Also Laurent Bouzereau’s feature-length documentary explores the film’s genesis, production and impact from all angles and includes input from its writers, technicians and star Janet Leigh.

The music, the setting, the shower scene, the mother… everything about this iconic film has passed into cinema history and short of staying the night at the Bates Motel yourself, this is the closest you’ll get to experiencing Psycho in its grandest form.

Check out DVDtalk.com for the full story.

 

Hailed by many as the scariest film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho is re-released as a 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray disc this week.

Gripping and irrevocably gruesome, the Blu-ray Disc release is set to unsettle audiences everywhere with its sharp re-mastered rendering of the crisply shot B&W original. Composer Bernard Herrmann’s score has also been remastered, giving the film a 5.1 channel soundtrack for the first time and reigniting people’s fears of hotel showers everywhere.

This disc contains all of the extras (and there are a lot of them) from the earlier special edition DVDs. Also Laurent Bouzereau’s feature-length documentary explores the film’s genesis, production and impact from all angles and includes input from its writers, technicians and star Janet Leigh.

The music, the setting, the shower scene, the mother… everything about this iconic film has passed into cinema history and short of staying the night at the Bates Motel yourself, this is the closest you’ll get to experiencing Psycho in its grandest form.

Check out DVDtalk.com for the full story.

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

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Update: Continuing our competition to give a new Blu-ray Disc every Monday to our readers and Twitter followers, this week one lucky winner will get a brand new Blu-ray copy of Denzel Washington’s The Book of Eli. To enter, and in honour of Psycho’s impending arrival on BD, we want to know what the scariest film you’ve ever seen is, and why. Leave a comment below and good luck…

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.


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