Arrow Video Announce PSYCHO COLLECTION on 4K UHD and Blu-Ray





Psycho Collection

Shattering expectations and shocking audiences around the world, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed the face of cinema in 1960. It remains one of the most iconic and influential movies ever made.

Twenty three years later, Australian filmmaker Richard Franklin (Patrick, Road Games) boldly followed in the master’s footsteps and directed Psycho II, a sequel that not only delivered on the promise of his earlier films, but also lived up to Hitchcock’s original. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is declared sane and released from the facility in which he was being held, despite the complaints of Lila Loomis (neé Crane, Vera Miles) sister of Norman’s most famous victim. All Norman wants to do is live quietly and productively as a normal member of society. But is returning to the house he once shared with his mother, and running the motel that was the site of so many murders, really a good idea? Is he cured, or will he kill again?

Psycho III would see Anthony Perkins himself take the franchise reins for his directorial debut, bringing a stylish flair that suggested his time working with not only Alfred Hitchock, but Orson Welles and Ken Russell had been well spent. Fallen nun (Diana Scarwid as Maureen Coyle), a sleazy drifter (Jeff Fahey as Duane Duke), and a curious reporter looking for a scoop (Roberta Maxwell as Tracy Venables) all arrive at the Bates Motel and ‘Mother’ is less than happy, especially when Norman begins to fall in love. Meanwhile, Psycho IV: The Beginning, written by Joseph Stefano (screenwriter of the 1960 original) and directed by master of horror Mick Garris, returns to the primal scene to show us how it all began in Anthony Perkins’ final franchise appearance. Rehabilitated and happily married, Norman Bates has finally escaped from the overbearing influence of his abusive mother. But his wife is pregnant, and Norman finds himself afraid that the child will inherit his mental illness. When he hears talk radio host Fran Ambrose (CCH Pounder) discussing the topic of matricide, Norman calls in under a false name, to tell his story. Starring Henry Thomas (E.T.) as young Norman and Olivia Hussey (Black Christmas) as his mother, Norma.

Presented together for the first time in the UK on 25th September 2023, on 4K UHD and Blu-Ray, featuring all new restorations of Psycho II, III and IV from the original camera negatives, Arrow Video invites you back inside the Bates Motel and wishes you a very pleasant stay.

LIMITED EDITION 4K ULTRA HD CONTENTS

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD presentations of all four films
  • New 4K restorations of Psycho II, Psycho III and Psycho IV from the original camera negatives
  • Original lossless mono and 5.1 audio options for Psycho, Psycho II and Psycho III, lossless mono and stereo audio options for Psycho IV
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible Sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • Double-sided posters for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • 9 postcard sized reproduction art cards
  • 120-page perfect bound collector’s book featuring new writing by film critics John-Paul Checkett and Johnny Mains plus select archival material.

DISC 1- PSYCHO (UHD)

  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Rebello, Author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
  • The Making of Psycho documentary
  • In the Master’s Shadow, Hitchcock’s Legacy featurette
  • Hitchcock / Truffaut audio interview with scenes from the movie
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho featurette
  • The Shower Scene: With & Without Music featurette
  • The Shower Sequence, Storyboards by Saul Bass image gallery
  • Psycho Sound featurette
  • The Psycho Archives image gallery
  • Posters and Psycho Ads image gallery
  • Lobby Cards image gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Photographs image gallery
  • Publicity Shots image gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailers

DISC 2 – PSYCHO II (UHD)

  • New audio commentary by Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Tom Holland
  • Behind the Curtain, The Masters of Horror on Psycho panel discussion with screenwriter Tom Holland and Psycho IV director Mick Garris moderated by Robert Galluzzo
  • Giving Bloch His Due, interview with Chet Williams, author of “Psycho: Sanitarium” on the legacy of Norman Bates’ creator, author Robert Bloch
  • Anthony Perkins TV interview
  • Anthony Perkins Audio interview
  • Richard Franklin Audio interview
  • “Richard Franklin On Set” featurette
  • Richard Franklin scene commentary
  • A sequel to a classic
  • The house on the hill
  • Personality profile: Anthony Perkins
  • Personality profile: Richard Franklin
  • Still crazy after all these years
  • Behind the scenes
  • Anthony Perkins interview
  • Vera Miles interview
  • Janet Leigh interview
  • Jerry Goldsmith demo
  • Trailers & TV spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Audio Press Kit/promotional record (plays during almost the entire film)
  • Record gallery

DISC 3 -PSYCHO III (UHD)

  • New Commentary by Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Audio Commentary by screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue
  • Carnival of the Heart, a new visual essay by film scholar Alexandra Heller Nicholas
  • Scream of Love, a new interview with composer Carter Burwell
  • Watch the Guitar, an interview with actor Jeff Fahey
  • Patsy’s Last Night, an interview with actor Katt Shea
  • Mother’s Maker, an interview with special make-up effects artist Michael Westmore
  • Body Double, an interview with actress Brinke Stevens
  • Original Electronic Press Kit
  • Alternate Opening
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV spot
  • Image Gallery

DISC 4 – PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING (UHD)

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD presentation of the film in director’s preferred 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris, actor Henry Thomas, and actress Olivia Hussey
  • Death by Strings, new visual essay by author and critic Guy Adams on music across the franchise
  • The Making Of Mother, an archive interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • A Look at the Scoring of Psycho IV, an archive featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC 5 – BONUS: PSYCHO IV TV Aspect Ratio (UHD – LTD EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD presentation of the film in 1.33:1 TV aspect ratio

BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films
  • New 4K restorations of Psycho II, Psycho III and Psycho IV from the original camera negatives
  • Original lossless mono and DTS:X audio options for Psycho, stereo and 5.1 options for Psycho II and Psycho III, and stereo audio for Psycho IV
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • Double-sided posters for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin -9 postcard sized reproduction art cards
  • 120-page perfect bound collector’s book featuring new writing by film critics John-Paul Checkett and Johnny Mains plus select archival material.

Disc 1 – PSYCHO

  • Audio commentary with Stephen Rebello, author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
  • The Making of Psycho documentary – In the Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy featurette
  • Hitchcock / Truffaut audio interview with scenes from the movie
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho featurette
  • The Shower Scene: With & Without Music featurette
  • The Shower Sequence, storyboards by Saul Bass image gallery
  • Psycho Sound featurette
  • The Psycho Archives image gallery
  • Posters and Psycho Ads image gallery
  • Lobby Cards image gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Photographs image gallery
  • Publicity Shots image gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-release trailers

Disc 2 – PSYCHO II

  • New audio commentary by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Archival audio commentary by screenwriter Tom Holland
  • Behind the Curtain: The Masters of Horror on Psycho, panel discussion with screenwriter Tom Holland and Psycho IV director Mick Garris moderated by Robert V. Galluzzo
  • Giving Bloch His Due, interview with Chet Williams, author of Psycho: Sanitarium on the legacy of Norman Bates’ creator, author Robert Bloch
  • Anthony Perkins TV interview
  • Anthony Perkins audio interview
  • Richard Franklin audio interview
  • Richard Franklin On Set featurette
  • Richard Franklin scene commentary
  • A sequel to a Classic featurette
  • The House on the Hill featurette
  • Personality Profile: Anthony Perkins featurette
  • Personality Profile: Richard Franklin featurette
  • Still Crazy After all these Years
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Anthony Perkins interview
  • Vera Miles interview
  • Janet Leigh interview
  • Jerry Goldsmith demo
  • Trailers & TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Audio press kit/promotional record
  • Record gallery

Disc 3 – PSYCHO III

  • New Commentary by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Archival audio commentary by screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue
  • Carnival of the Heart, a new visual essay by film scholar Alexandra Heller Nicholas
  • Scream of Love, a new interview with composer Carter Burwell
  • Watch the Guitar, archival interview with actor Jeff Fahey
  • Patsy’s Last Night, archival interview with actor Katt Shea
  • Mother’s Maker, archival interview with special make-up effects artist Michael Westmore
  • Body Double, archival interview with actress Brinke Stevens
  • Original electronic press kit
  • Alternative TV Cut Scenes
  • Trailers
  • TV spot
  • Image gallery

Disc 4 – PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film in director’s preferred 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Archival audio commentary with director Mick Garris, actor Henry Thomas, and actress Olivia Hussey
  • Death by Strings, new visual essay by author and critic Guy Adams on music across the franchise
  • The Making of Mother, an archival interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • A Look at the Scoring of Psycho IV, archival featurette
  • Trailer

DISC 5 – PSYCHO IV TV Aspect Ratio (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film in 1.33:1 TV aspect ratio
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