The plea of Save The Psycho House is simply that. Its organizer(s) call on Universal Studios to restore the set and tourist attraction to its former California Gothic glory.
With all the mixed feelings about the current biographical films delving into Alfred Hitchcock’s life, such as Sacha Gervasi’s Psycho-centered Hitchcock and HBO’s Tippi Hedren-is-a-victim film The Girl, it was high time for something to remind us how great Hitchcock’s legacy is. Perhaps A&E’s series Bates Motel, with its promising first episode will break the mold and usher in a wave of legitimate Hitchcock reworkings, since you know they’re coming at some point anyway
We’re still not entirely sure how Seth MacFarlane will do as an Oscar host at the Academy Awards telecast in February. The brain behind Family Guy and Ted brazenly attempted Hitler jokes while co-hosting the nominations telecast with Emma Stone. But this new promo for the Academy Awards is going with a more traditional gag … a shout-out to Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful Psycho.
In the new biopic Hitchcock, director Sacha Gervasi unveils the struggles Hitch and his wife and most trusted collaborator Alma Reville faced in bringing Psycho to life. Of course today, this is arguably Hitchcock's best-known effort, but in 1959 it seemed too ghastly and too strange to get support from the studio system for which Hitchcock had made millions.
Who are the 101 Greatest Movie Villains? One movie fan came up with their own list, but rather than merely naming them one by one, they put together a supercut of some memorable movie scenes celebrating their choices for the biggest and best baddies from movie history, from Scar to Nosferatu to Chuckie and The Joker. See if your favorites made the cut.
The films have all been digitally restored and remastered in 1080p, with DTS-HD Master Audio. In addition to the bonus features on each film, the set will also include a 50-page collectible book filled with "storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more." The set will list for $299.98, but you can pre-order a copy right now from Amazon.
It seems that Hitchcock will be telling a fairly sprawling story about all the people working behind the scenes of the film, so despite the title it's not just going to be Hopkins's show. So if that's the case, are they going to release images of everyone in character?
Deadline reports that Biel will play Vera Mills, the actress who starred as Lila Crane in Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Biel will join Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh) and James D’Arcy (as Tony Perkins). In addition, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren have been cast as the iconic director and his wife, Alma.