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Old 05-10-10, 06:22 AM
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Psycho 50th Anniversary BD

From Blu-Ray.com:

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho for release on Blu-ray on October 19, in a "meticulously restored" 50th Anniversary Edition, with a new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack (the original mono audio track will be included as well).

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4590

My question is, does this mean we can start seeing some more of those rumored Hitchock films, like "Vertigo" on Blu-ray soon?

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Old 05-10-10, 06:46 AM
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Re: Psycho 50th Anniversary BD

Looks like the put some effort into this. Another reason to look forward to October.
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glad it's official now. this and criterion's VIDEODROME are officially my 2 most anticipated releases of the year.
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Sigh. Great news, but unless I get on it right away, add this to the long list of Special Edition DVDs I bought and never watched before the Blu-Rays arrived.

At least I never sprung for Vertigo or Rear Window. Of course, that means Universal won't release 'em.
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My favorite film of all-time, so I'm extremely excited about the official announcement. 5 months isn't too far off.

I consider this to be Hitchcock's best film, so I'm glad Universal actually decided to debut the very best first.
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Thank goodness the original mono will be included. Looking forward to this.
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Thank goodness the original mono will be included.
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Old 05-10-10, 10:21 AM
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It would be nice to get a commentary this time around, in addition to the full-length doc on the previous release.
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It would be nice to get a commentary this time around, in addition to the full-length doc on the previous release.
From the feature list:

Feature-length audio commentary with Stephen Rebello (Author of Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho)
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Special features include:
-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.
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Ah, very good indeed!
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Old 05-10-10, 10:33 AM
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This 5.1 mix sounds kinda iffy, but the mono track has always sounded great so glad it's being included. Does anyone know if the original score was even recorded in stereo? I know there have been soundtracks released, but think they were all re-recordings done much later on.
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Glad I held out when they released the newer SE of the film. About damn time. This will be my 1st or 2nd Hitchcock film. I still need to get North By Northwest.
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Great news overall and especially regarding the mono soundtrack!
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I'm too lazy to check, but do those extras match the latest DVD release?
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Looks like those features match the Legacy Series release. I know the commentary wasn't on the original version. I kinda hope the cover we get is from the Legacy release. Looks very cool.
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Great release, day one for me.
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Re: Psycho 50th Anniversary BD

Excellent. Will definitely purchase.

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Looks like those features match the Legacy Series release. I know the commentary wasn't on the original version. I kinda hope the cover we get is from the Legacy release. Looks very cool.
I don't have my copy right in front of me, but I'm pretty sure everything from the Legacy Series release was ported over.

Perhaps this bodes well for Universal's other Legacy Series titles getting ported over to Blu...
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It does include everything from the Legacy series edition except for the episode from Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Also, where is the Psycho Legacy documentary? It was supposed to be on the last release, but we have yet to see it.
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I had forgotten completely about the Legacy disc. I'd love to see some of the classic horror Universal Legacy titles get HD upgrades.
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What the hell? Are we ever going to see the Psycho Legacy documentary? I was really hoping it would make it on the BD.
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What is this documentary you're referring to?
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I checked IMDB and the Psycho Legacy doc is a 2010 production and is due out in October, according to dreadcentral.com. Although I can't get their site working. I guess Universal may have pressed the BDs before the doc was finished. Looking at the cast participants, Jeff Fahey is one of them. That's awesome.
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It's a documentary about all the Psycho movies. It was supposed to come out a year or two ago, but the release keeps getting a rumored release date and then vanishes.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Looks like those features match the Legacy Series release. I know the commentary wasn't on the original version. I kinda hope the cover we get is from the Legacy release. Looks very cool.
Excellent! I was gonna buy it anyway, but at least I can get rid of the DVD now. I'll still have it on DVD in the Masterpiece box set.
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