Universal announced today that the granddaddy of slasher cinema is getting the high definition treatment! Just think — pretty soon we’ll be able to see every shred of rotted flesh upon the skull of everyone’s favorite mama!
That’s right, kids, on October 19th a restored 50th Anniversary Edition of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho will be hitting Blu-ray. Now if only Uni could somehow nab the release rights for Robert Galluzzo’s The Psycho Legacy! Then we’d really be in business!
Special features include the following:
Feature-length audio commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho)
The Making of Psycho: A feature-length documentary on Hitchcock’s most shocking film
In the Master’s Shadow – Hitchcock’s Legacy: Some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers discuss Hitchcock’s influence and why his movies continue to thrill audiences
Hitchcock/Truffaut Interviews: Excerpts from a 1962 audio interview with Alfred Hitchcock
Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho: Vintage newsreel on the unique policy Alfred Hitchcock insisted upon for the release of the film
The Shower Scene: A look at the impact of music on the infamous “shower scene.
The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass: Original storyboard design
Production Notes: Read an essay on the making of the film
The Psycho Archives: See the gallery of on-set photo stills from the film’s production
Posters and Psycho Ads: See a gallery of original posters and ads from the theatrical campaign
Lobby Cards: View a gallery of promotional lobby cards from the film’s theatrical campaign
Behind-The-Scenes Photographs: View rare photos showing the cast and crew at work
Psycho Sound: A never-before-seen piece that looks at the re-mastering process required to create a 5.1 mix from the original mono elements using Audionamix technology
Theatrical Trailer: Watch the original promotional trailer from the film’s theatrical campaign.
Re-Release Trailers: Watch the promotional trailer created for the re-release of the film