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Alfred Hitchcock's the Birds

Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock; James H. Brown
Performers
Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies, Charles McGraw, Ruth McDevitt, Lonny Chapman, Joe Mantell, Doodles Weaver, Malcolm Atterbury, John McGovern, Karl Swenson, Richard Deacon, Elizabeth Wilson, William Quinn, Doreen Lang.
Release Date
1963
Run Time
120 min.
Language
In English or dubbed French with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13
Notes
  • "From a story by Daphne Du Maurier."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
  • Re-issued as part of Universal Studio's 100th anniversary.
Variant Title
Birds
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Contents
Bonus features: Deleted scene ; The original ending ; Storyboard sequence ; Tippi Hedren's screen test; "The birds" is coming (Universal international newsreel) ; Suspense story : National Press Club hears Hitchcock (Universal international newsreel) ; Production photographs ; Production notes ; Theatrical trailer.
Credits
Director of photography, Robert Burks ; production designed by Robert Boyle ; assistant director, James H. Brown ; costumes designed by Edith Head ; edited by George Tomasini ; production manager, Norman Deming ; special effects, Lawrence A. Hampton ; set decoration, George Milo ; wardrobe supervisor, Rita Riggs ; electronic sound production and composition by Remi Gassmann and Oskar Sala ; sound consultant, Bernard Herrmann.
Published
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2012]
Publisher no.
61122846 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 2 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, dual layer format; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Technical Details
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