'Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Mon May 10, 2010 at 01:00 PM PDT by

Alfred Hitchcock's horror masterpiece is being "meticulously restored" for high-definition just in time for Halloween!

Universal Studios has just officially announced Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition' starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh for Blu-ray on October 19.

For this unprecedented anniversary, the classic film will also be honored at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack (as well as the original mono), and supplements will 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.

According to Amazon, it looks like the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 19.

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Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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