Video Release: May 5, 2009
Theatrical Release: 1960
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Collectors Edition, Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 109 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Wide Screen
- Originally in English
- Released in Spanish
The horror film that spawned a thousand imitations, not to mention three sequels. A busty blonde pockets $40,000 in stolen cash following a tryst with her divorced lover. Afterwards, she heads up to a remote rural motel run by psychotic mama's boy Norman Bates. The stage is now set for a classic tale of terror and depravity that includes a crossing-dressing murderer, stuffed corpses, the ultimate Oedipal conflict, and, of course, the most notorious shower scene ever filmed.
Norman Bates, the tremulous manager of a dilapidated roadside hotel and an amateur taxidermist with a predilection for birds, suffers under the domination of his "mother," who rather savagely disapproves of fast women. Generally considered the progenitor of the horror genre, and an unmitigated masterpiece. Based on the eponymous novel by Robert Bloch. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actress. The Collector's Edition DVD includes a "making of" featurette, cast and crew interviews, and other bonus material.
DVD features: Region 1 Encoding