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Psycho 1 - 4 Box Set [DVD]
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A collection of all four 'Psycho' films. In Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' (1960), Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from one of her employer's clients. Taking a wrong turn in a storm, Marion arrives at the isolated Bates Motel, run by the twitchy Norman (Anthony Perkins), who is constantly at the beck and call of his unseen mother. When Marion takes a shower in her room, a sudden knife attack brings her life to an end. Upon discovering her body Norman covers up the murder, but it is not long before Marion's sister and boyfriend are attempting to track her down. Hitchcock filmed this seminal thriller in a month, with a low budget and a streamlined crew. In Richard Franklin's 'Psycho 2' (1983), ex-motel owner Norman Bates (Perkins reprising the role) has spent most of his adult life in a secure prison, following the murders he committed some 20 years before. Judged sane by a psychiatric report, Norman is released and returns to his gothic family home. However, when he takes in a young, female lodger, the old demons seem about to resurface. 'Psycho 3' (1986) was directed by Perkins. A runaway nun seeks refuge at the Bates Motel, where Norman (Perkins) 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. Finally, 'Psycho 4' (1990) sees Joseph Stefano, the screenwriter of the original 'Psycho', return to script this instalment. Perkins again revives Norman Bates, apparently completely reformed and happily married to a psychologist. However, a phone-in show on matricide stirs up all his old problems and he embarks on another stalk and slash crusade.
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Overall, a fantastic film, the type that EVERYONE should have in the collection; Love Horror? Get it! Love Classic Cinema at it's best? Get it! I'm so glad I did!
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As some others have said, they are in German and won't play on my DVD player. Am ordering another boxed set but won't take the wrapper off until I know they are in English.Published 4 months ago by Jacqui Senior
I've been after a box set of psycho for ages & even though the cover is foreign the films play in English which is the important thing. I highly recommend this box set. Fantastic.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm very confused??
The films are in German?
I wouldn't of bought if i knew they were German
Such a shame
The films are ok but the covers, paperwork and DVDs titles are in German. This wasn't mentioned in the listing and should be.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer