The Birds

The Birds

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Average of 559 ratings: 3.6 Stars

1963 M Contains violence.

Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined!

Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces. As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels ('Tippi' Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school-children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.

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115 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.33:1 Full Frame
English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, German Dolby Digital 2.0

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Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
French; Italian; German; Icelandic; Japanese; Cantonese; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; Norwegian; Russian; Swedish; Korean; Portuguese; Traditional Mandarin; English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0; French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Japanese DTS Surround Mono

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5 by zombophile

One of only 2 true horrors by alfred (psycho being the other) this is an extremely good movie genuine sense of terror and isolation portrayed in this movie. good walk on by alfred (hes the guy that... Read more

4 by Brodstar

After the initial plot set up, this film is awesome, scary, interesting. I recommend it.

3 by addy

There two classic sequences, but today it's dated mainly due to Hitchcock's passion for fake, studio backgrounds. He actually liked them, and they were deliberate. The scene at the gas station, and... Read more

2.5 by kritik

Famous but somewhat disappointing and over-rated Hitchcock thriller. We have to sit through a dull first half before we finally get to the avian apocalypse, and the main characters aren't particularly... Read more

5 by Gordonn

One of Hitchcock's BEST! Definitely the best bird movie ever.

4 by TikipungaKid

Another great movie from Alfred Hitchcock. I thought I had seen it, but I was surprised at how much I couldn't remember. Clever use of the birds being overlayed on the film. Some over the top acting, but a good watch all the same.

1 by EJSmith

Well I revisited this film because I remembered it being thrilling and worthwhile. I was bitterly disappointed. How time changes perspective. The acting was wooden and could almost have been a cigarette... Read more

2 by cal10

Yes this is an old movie but I had to see an old classic. Liked the story !!! My mom is still scared of birds.

3 by Nevstar

One of my favourite hitchcock films. Very cool concept and quite scary for an old film. Would be a very interesting remake

3 by prest1

I guess this was a classic in it's day but i guess i have grown up now so what was scary then is not so scary now.Well done for something that was made as a horror all those years ago.