Universal Studios has announced the upcoming remaster and blu-ray release of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, ‘Psycho.’ It is the 50th anniversary of the classic film that drove everyone who saw it to sponge baths.
The film will be in Blu-Ray high-def, and will feature a new 5.1 surround sound mix. Ever since entering the world of 1080p, and blu-ray I definitely find myself rebuying a lot of films that I feel like look really poor despite being upconverted, so this is absolutely a must-buy for myself.
The disc will feature a plethora of new and old special features:
- 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.
- 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.
- Audio Commentary: Feature-length audio commentary with Stephen Rebello (Author of “Alfred Hitchcock and the making of Psycho“)
- 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.
- 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.
The blu-ray will be available in all stores October 19, 2010