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’78/52′: Official Trailer For Documentary All About Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene
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78/52 Trailer - Hitchcock's Psycho Doc

If you ever needed more proof of just how important director Alfred Hitchcock is to filmmaking and film history, somebody made an entire documentary dedicated solely to one single scene from one of his movies. It also happens to be one of the most renowned scenes ever filmed.

I’m talking of course about the shower scene from Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic, Psycho. The title of the doc, 78/52, refers to the 78 camera shots and 52 edits that went into crafting the scene. It was directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, and includes Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, Peter Bogdanovich, and others dissecting and discussing the unforgettable sequence.

A new trailer for the movie has been released, and you can check it out below along with a previously released trailer which involves the brutal stabbing of a bunch of fruit.

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Retro Movie Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘North By Northwest’
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North By Northwest
Available now on Blu-ray
Written by Ernest Lehman
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Runtime: 136 minutes
Release date: July 28th, 1959

The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, is one the greatest filmmakers of all time. One of his classics is the 1959 mystery thriller North By Northwest starring Cary Grant, James Mason, and Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint. The film ranked 55th on the American Film Institute’s 100 years, 100 movies list as well 4th in their list of 100 Thrilling American Films. Debuting in theaters a year after Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo, and a year before he changed the game of horror with Psycho, North By Northwest in unique in the sense, the three years before James Bond burst onto the scene in Dr. No, North By Northwest created the template for the famed spy-hero. Now, thanks to Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events, North By Northwest is in theaters for one more day as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Recreates Her Mom’s ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene For ‘Scream Queens’ (Photo)
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Psycho shower scene Janet Leigh

Scream Queens, a comedy-horror that takes place at a sorority house, is getting ready for its two-hour television series premiere on FOX on September 22, 2015. And with a name like Scream Queens, it’s fitting that popular scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis is part of the cast.

While Curtis made her claim to fame as final girl Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic Halloween, she started out in life as Hollywood royalty. Her dad, Tony Curtis, has a lengthy filmography that includes Spartacus and Some Like It Hot, while mom Janet Leigh is best known for her role as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho. Leigh’s legacy includes one of the most famous moments in movie history — the terrifying shower scene in Psycho.

Curtis, who plays Dean Cathy Munsch on the new TV show, posted a photo online of herself recreating her mom’s famous shower scene for an upcoming episode of Scream Queens.

Check out the photo here below.

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Blu-ray Deal: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)
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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)

Right now, Amazon has the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) Blu-ray box set on sale for only $105.49 (that’s 65% off the list price of $299.98).

This Blu-ray box set comes with 15 classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense films, which starred actors like James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, and Doris Day: North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, Family Plot, Frenzy, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Rope, Saboteur, Topaz, Torn Curtain, The Trouble with Harry.

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Cyber Monday Deals Week 2013: DVD and Blu-ray Edition – Wednesday
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Arrested Development: The Complete Series

Every day, Amazon offers up Lightning Deals, limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.

Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but for Cyber Monday week, Amazon has released the Lightning Deal schedule and prices for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray for Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

See here below for a few highlights from Cyber Monday Deals Week, like Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Arrested Development, Nikita, and more, along with more information on how these special deals work, and be sure to keep an eye out on the main DVD/Blu-ray Lightning Deals page for sale launch times and countdowns, as the first of the deals begin at 8:20 am PT (11:20 am ET) with new items going up for sale through the very end of the day.

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Blu-ray Deal: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)
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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) Blu-ray box set for only $109.99 (that’s 63% off the list price of $299.98).

Note, this sale is only for today, Monday, October 21, 2013 until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

This Blu-ray box set comes with 15 classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense films, which starred actors like James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, and Doris Day: North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, Family Plot, Frenzy, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Rope, Saboteur, Topaz, Torn Curtain, The Trouble with Harry.

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Celebrate National Alfred Hitchcock Day Today!
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Alfred Hitchcock

Today is National Hitchcock Day, a day of celebrating and remembering the Master of Suspense, the man who was as much a colorful enigmatic character as the scores of films he directed, many of which stand as cinema’s all-time best, the one and only Alfred Hitchcock.

Hitchcock helmed films such as Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North By Northwest, Frenzy, Rope, and a multitude of others (15 of which are now collected on the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray box set), creating a resume that not only stands the test of time, but remains a highly influential body of work, cinematic primers, and visual textbooks that scores of filmmakers in Hitchcock’s wake have studied, dissected, analyzed, and revered, using many of his techniques in their own productions. Hitchcock had a huge imagination and it showed in so many of his productions, be it his casting, framing, staging, the way his movies were shot, edited, and scored; imitations in the sincerest form of flattery and the in-sincerest form of thievery, the film landscape that Hitchcock planted by way of his expert movie landscaping remains terrain much treaded on by so many luminaries and rookies and all in between, who work not only in Hollywood, but film companies around the world.

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Blu-ray Deal: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)
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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) Blu-ray box set for only $119.99 (that’s 60% off the list price of $299.98).

Note, this sale is only for today, Saturday, December 22, 2012 until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

This Blu-ray box set comes with 15 classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense films, which starred actors like James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, and Doris Day: North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, Family Plot, Frenzy, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Rope, Saboteur, Topaz, Torn Curtain, The Trouble with Harry.

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Movie Review: Hitchcock
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Hitchcock PosterHitchcock
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Written by John J. McLaughlin
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Rated R | 98 Minutes
Release Date: December 7, 2012

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, Hitchcock is based on Stephen Rebello‘s non-fiction book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

This tongue-in-cheek film adaptation, written by John J. McLaughlin, centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Psycho.

Gervasi’s film opens as if it were an episode of the Hitchcock’s short-lived television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. On a Wisconsin farm, Hitchcock witnesses the death of a man at the hands of Ed Gein (Michael Wincott). After delivering his signature, “Good Evening,” Hitchcock introduces us to Gein, a real-life body snatcher and serial killer whose grisly work influenced the cinematic slashers like Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs, and, of course, Norman Bates from Psycho.

After this humorous, rather charming opening, the story of Psycho begins at the premiere of Hitchcock’s 1959 film, North By Northwest. While the director is no doubt enjoying the critical and financial success of his latest picture, he is struggling to find his next project – that is, until he stumbles across Robert Bloch’s latest novel, Psycho.

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Watch This Time-Lapse Video Of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’
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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock, the famed director known as “The Master of Suspense,” has directed over 60 motion pictures in his lifetime, Psycho, North by Northwest, and Vertigo among countless others. One of his standouts, 1954’s Rear Window, has just been turned into a visually panoramic piece of eye candy in a time-lapse video, which has gone viral. You can watch the 3-minute video here below.

Rear Window is a film full of suspense, humor, and bizarre twists that were stock in trade for Hitchcock’s pictures. Its main protagonist, an action photographer played by James Stewart, is incapacitated in a wheelchair, nursing a broken leg he suffered during one of his many dangerous jobs. Stewart’s apartment faces out to a large courtyard, and we, like him, see the action only through his eyes, which creates a very tight, claustrophobic atmosphere. Stewart alleviates his boredom being in the chair by spying in the windows of the other apartment in the courtyard. By accident, he feels he’s witnessed evidence in one of the windows that a murder has taken place. As Stewart is not physically able to put the pieces together, he and we as an audience, feel the frustrations as he is forced to leave those functions to solve the murder in the hands of others, like his girlfriend, played by Grace Kelly, among others.

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