Universal have announced a “meticulously restored” version of Psycho to be released on Blu-ray this August.
It will be the second major Hitchcock film to get a high-definition release – after Warner Bros’ splendid North By Northwest Blu-ray – this will be a 50th Anniversary Edition that comes in a regular and steelbook version.
The sound has been fully remastered with a new 5.1 mix, whilst the mono audio track will also be available for viewers who want to experience the film in its original form.
It will also feature the following extras:
- 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 Shower Scene: A look at the impact of music on the infamous “shower scene.”
- The Making of Psycho: A feature-length documentary on Hitchcock’s most shocking film.
- In the Master’s Shadow – Hitchcock’s Legacy: Hollywood 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: Storyboards by Saul Bass: Original storyboard design.
- Production Notes: An essay on the making of the film.
- The Psycho Archives: Gallery of on-set photo stills from the film’s production.
- Posters And Psycho Ads: Gallery of original posters and ads from the theatrical campaign.
- Lobby Cards: A gallery of promotional lobby cards from the film’s theatrical campaign.
- Behind-The-Scenes Photographs: Rare photos showing the cast and crew at work.
- Theatrical Trailer: Original promotional trailer from the film’s theatrical campaign.
- Re-Release Trailers: Promotional trailer created for the re-release of the film.