Four Alfred Hitchcock classics are coming to 4K Ultra HD soon including The Birds with Tippi Hedren and the original uncut version of Psycho.
Universal’s 4-pack Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection also includes Rear Window and Vertigo. Check out the cover art below.
The Birds centers on Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) who meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.
The film sports a 95% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Proving once again that build-up is the key to suspense, Alfred Hitchcock successfully turned birds into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history.
Meanwhile, Psycho tells the tale of phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) who is on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.
The film sports a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn’t just create modern horror, he validated it.