New Release: The Psycho Legacy DVD

The Psycho Legacy movie sceneShout! Factory celebrated the 50th birthday of Alfred Hitchcock’s perhaps most beloved horror/thriller, Psycho, with the DVD release of the documentary The Psycho Legacy on Oct. 19, 2010, the same day Psycho debuted on the high-definition format Blu-ray.

Priced at $19.93, the two-DVD special edition of The Psycho Legacy includes the 90-minute documentary by filmmaker Robert V. Galluzzo plus more than three hours of special features.

The documentary explores the history, impact and mystique of Psycho, as well as the movies it spawned. The film contains interviews with late Psycho star Anthony Perkins as well as Robert Loggia, Olivia Hussey and Henry Thomas, among others. Writers and directors from other horror films also are interviewed, including Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2).

Special features on the DVD are:

  • extended and deleted scenes
  • full panel discussion with Anthony Perkins
  • Psycho reunion panel
  • tour of the Bates Motel
  • “Revisiting Psycho II” with Psycho II writer Tom Holland and The Psycho Legacy director Robert Galluzzo looking through the original blueprints, newspaper clippings and articles and possessions left behind from Psycho II director Richard Franklin
  • “Shooting Psycho II” interview with cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • visit with Psycho memorabilia collector Guy Thorpe
  • Psycho on the web
  • The Hyaena Gallery Presents Serial-Killer-Inspired Art

 

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.