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Average of 1260 ratings: 3.7 Stars

1960 M Contains violence and sexual references.

Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose "old dark house" and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Janet Leigh, the film's ill-fated heroine who is victimized in the now-notorious "shower scene." Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and John McIntire co-star in Hitchcock's most compelling and terrifying film. Screenplay by Joseph Stefano.

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104 minutes
Universal Pictures

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, French, Greek
English Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
French; German; Italian; Spanish; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; Greek; Norwegian; Portuguese; Swedish; Japanese; Cantonese; traditional Mandarin; Korean; English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & DTS 2.0 Mono; French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0

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5 by tinkerbell77

A classic and masterpiece from Hitchcock. No CG and special effects, but you can feel the tension and suspense like no other.

5 by JK15

An absolute classic. The time it was made makes the content seem rather tame by modern standards, but it is a masterpiece of story telling. Few, if any, modern directors are able to ratchet up the tension like Hitchc0ck

3 by Erin32

Great movie - You gotta take it with a grain of salt because it's old, but for the time it was made, it's impressive. Had always heard about the shower scene and can see why it caused such a stir back in the day.

5 by ritalin

A great story line right up until the last second. A must for any serious film goer. But don't expect to be scared witless like people of 1960 or you might be disappointed. But expect to be entertained... Read more

5 by addy

It's still electrifying, brilliant movie making, even after the initial impact it had has worn off. You know what it's about, you know what's going to happen, but you watch it right through, because... Read more

4 by Tubbs

Great performance from Norman Bates. Watch the "Making Of" on the Ann. Edition - its not only better than the film but it makes you appreciate more the skills of the Director, Editor, Composer et al.

3 by kritik

Legendary Hitchcock thriller, but it's lost much (most?) of its impact over the years. A critic's classic it may be but the average modern viewer will probably find it somewhat over-rated. It's still... Read more

3 by Marb

Classic, great horror movie of its time. Funny to think we were scared at the time! Al in all worth a watch.