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Psycho 3 [VHS]

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  • Actors: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin
  • Directors: Anthony Perkins
  • Writers: Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch
  • Producers: Don Zepfel, Hilton A. Green
  • Language: German
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal
  • VHS Release Date: 1 July 1999
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R6AS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,211 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A runaway nun seeks refuge at the Bates Motel, where Norman is still in charge. Unfortunately for her, she has the same initials as Marion Crane, the woman he stabbed to death in the original film, and she triggers off some shower related memories in him. A fledgling love affair begins between the two, but his demanding 'mother' is not happy with her son's choice of partner and is determined to exert her parental influence.

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This may not be as good a sequel as part 2 but I still love it, Norman bates is back played by the awesome Anthony Perkins who brings so much life into this character making him so believable, this time the story continues with Norman doing up his motel and getting on with his life, then a mysterious girl walks into his life bringing up memories from the past and Normans inner battle with his mother starts over again with a series of brutal stabbings! Once again there's plenty of cool bloody kills, not too many as before but good ones none the less, the cast is all good with a few familiar faces like Jeff Fahey co-starring, Anthony Perkins once again like I said steals the show with his creepy and eccentric portrayal of a psycho killer, he certainly is the best movie psycho of all time, the movie alone is worth watching for him, its also directed by Perkins who I think did a good job, its certainly a breath of fresh air compared to most 80's slashers, once again a good creepy soundtrack score, worth checking out if your a cult 80's psycho slasher fan.

The region 1 USA DVD has a decent picture quality, 1hr-33mins, no special features. 1986.
The UK DVD from the 1-4 box set has a same quality picture and is the same uncut version, no features either.
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It's been good to watch this again after so many years. It's an uneven film but Perkins's tragic killer is still a compelling watch. Still sadly missed. Diana Scarwid and Jeff Fahey are also excellent. With regard to the special features, while Fahey is an excellent interviewee, it's a shame they couldn't find any archival interviews or even better on the set footage of Perkins from the time.

Fantastic Carter Burwell score that is so overdue for CD release. Come on Universal. I've had the vinyl for 28 years. Too long.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is the R1 release of Psycho 3.
It's 1.85:1 widescreen and the pretty
good picture fills all of a modern TV screen.
So Norman's creeping about again, twitching
his face & giving us plenty of one sided smiles
as only Perkins can. A big thank you to the
reviewer(s) who've stated this print is uncut &
so is the one in the UK Psycho box set (i think).
1986, wig/check. old biddys frock/check. dirty great knife/double check
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Format: VHS Tape
"Psycho III" picks up where part II ended. The opening scenes are beautifully lensed & can capture the attention of the audience easily. A plus in this entry is that Anthony Perkins directed this film. It shows that he really knows the character of Norman Bates Inside Out. The Music is rather different this time, we don't get that creepy B. Hermann soundtrack, but still it's effective. The "Telephone Booth" sequence is as good as the "Shower Sequence" in the original "PSYCHO". A thing that brings this great film down to 4 stars is that it enters into that Slasher film territory, something that Psycho never was. All together Psycho III is as good as Parts II & IV... Don't miss it!
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Format: Blu-ray
Anthony Perkins' directorial debut, the 1986 sequel Psycho III slashes it's way onto Blu ray from US based label Shout! Factory. As is almost always the case with Shout! titles this is region A locked meaning that you WILL require a multi-region Blu ray player to view the content on this disc.

Synopsis:
Taking place weeks after the conclusion of it's predecessor, Psycho III starts with a terrific scene that sets the tone for the whole movie. As the immortal words "there is no god" are screamed across the soundtrack we see young, disillusioned nun Maureen(Diana Scarwid) attempts to take her own life by hurling herself from the bell tower of her convent. Despite desperate attempts by her mother superior and fellow sisters the hysterical Maureen only edges perilously closer to the gaping window. Tragedy ensues as a well meaning sister reaches out only to slip and fall to her death herself. The troubled Maureen is ostracised from the convent with only the clothes on her back and a small suitcase and makes her way across the arid desert where she finds a lonely highway. She is soon picked up by grungy, drifter musician Duke (Jef Fahey) who is on route to California to make his fame and fortune("Hey!!! Mind the guitar"). After an impenetrable nighttime rain storm Duke decides it would be safer to park up for the night and rest until the weather clears. Not knowing anything about Maureen's background the sleezy Duke makes his move on her which she quite rightly rebuffs prompting the slime ball to throw her from his car into the cold, dark rainy night miles from anywhere. The next day Duke pulls into a deserted motel just off the main highway, a motel with a familar name and an even more familiar manager. Bates Motel and of course Norman.
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Format: DVD
Though Psycho 3 does have its moments, and the Fact that Perkins directed Goes a long way toward making this Watchable.It Seems to fall in a period of Perkins life where He made little else but Erotic and Sex Crime driven films.Psycho 3 is no exception,it out and out reveals its Sexual intentions as apposed to 1 and 2 which Hinted at the underlying content and behaviour in the Bates House.like I say watchable but You do expect more from this Talented Actor and there were so many better paths the story could have gone down.
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