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“Uncut” PSYCHO Coming to Blu-Ray with Never Before Released Footage

Rumors of a Psycho Director’s Cut have been circulating for years since film sleuths discovered discrepancies between the theatrical cut and a German cut released overseas. Now, an “Uncut” version of Psycho may be hitting Blu-ray for the first time ever as part of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.

The product description doesn’t make it clear if the “Uncut” version is the German release, but many believe they are one and the same. Here’s the official product description:

Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema’s most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection features four iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds in stunning 4K resolution. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Kim Novak and Rod Taylor, this essential collection features hours of bonus features as well as the original uncut version of Psycho for the first time ever.

The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection will be available on September 8th, 2020. Read about the special features below.

Rear Window special features:

  • Audio commentary by Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film author John Fawell
  • Rear Window Ethics – 2000 documentary
  • Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
  • Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
  • Masters of Cinema
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Audio recording from filmmaker François Truffaut’s in-depth interview with director Alfred Hitchcock about Rear Window
  • Production photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart

Vertigo special features:

  • Audio commentary by filmmaker William Friedkin (The Exorcist)
  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
  • Partners In Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
  • Saul Bass: Title Champ
  • Edith Head: Dressing the Master’s Movies
  • Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock’s Maestro
  • Alma: The Master’s Muse
  • Foreign censorship ending
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Audio recording from filmmaker François Truffaut’s in-depth interview with director Alfred Hitchcock about Vertigo
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Restoration theatrical trailer

Psycho special features:

  • Original uncut and standard re-releases version of the film
  • The Making of Psycho
  • The Making of Psycho audio commentary with Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho author Stephen Rebello
  • Psycho Sound
  • In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho
  • The Shower Scene: With and Without Music
  • The Shower Sequence: Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • The Psycho Archives
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Audio recording from filmmaker François Truffaut’s in-depth interview with director Alfred Hitchcock about Psycho
  • Posters and ad gallery
  • Lobby card gallery
  • Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
  • Production photo gallery
  • Psycho theatrical trailers
  • Psycho re-release trailer

The Birds special features:

  • The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie
  • All About The Birds
  • Original ending
  • Deleted scene
  • Tippi Hedren’s screen test
  • The Birds is coming (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Suspense Story: National Press Club hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel)
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Audio recording from filmmaker François Truffaut’s in-depth interview with director Alfred Hitchcock about Vertigo
  • Theatrical trailer
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Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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