Arguably Alfred Hitchcock's most popular film, this classic chiller, based on Robert Bloch's novel, is still making people terrified of showers. On the run after stealing $40,000 from her boss, secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) has a fateful encounter with creepy mama's-boy hotel clerk Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Just what is Norman's sinister secret? And whatever happened to Mrs. Bates? With Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam; score by Bernard Herrmann. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; "making of" documentary; featurette; interviews; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers; storyboards; photo gallery; more.
For all the slasher pictures that have ripped off Psycho (and particularly its classic set piece, the "shower scene"), nothing has ever matched the impact of the real thing. More than just a first-rate shocker full of thrills and suspense, Psycho is also an engrossing character study in which director Alfred Hitchcock skillfully seduces you into identifying with the main characters--then pulls the rug (or the bathmat) out from under you. Anthony Perkins is unforgettable as Norman Bates, the mama's boy proprietor of the Bates Motel; and so is Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, who makes an impulsive decision and becomes a fugitive from the law, hiding out at Norman's roadside inn for one fateful night. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Scares the pants right off of you..Hitch and Perkins are in top form...Watch yourself when you step into the shower and never stay in any motel that has the name Bates on it...Published 10 months ago by ken smithers
I have to admit that even being a movie buff that Hitchcock was never a favorite of mine. I understand why he is great and why others hold him in such high regard but his films... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joker-scar
"Psycho" is one of those rare movies that needs no introduction, by a director who also needs no introduction. Read morePublished 21 months ago by EA Solinas
I love this edition I had it awhile ago but it got stolen. I love the extras and the episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents....Published 22 months ago by Ken Earl
still a great show ..there is nothing better than the original classic version..i couldn't be bothered to ever watch the remakePublished on Nov. 8 2013 by P J
I bought this since no one I know had seen the original movie the tv series is based on. The extra part of the shower scene without the music is worth it. Read morePublished on July 11 2013 by A. Larson