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Arrow Video Presents the Ultimate 4K UHD Blu-ray Collection of ‘Psycho’

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Arrow Video is bringing a spine-chilling treat for horror enthusiasts with the release of the complete ‘Psycho’ series in a terrifyingly good 4K UHD Blu-ray collection. While the slasher genre is currently experiencing a renaissance with acclaimed movies like ‘Scream VI,’ the Halloween legacy trilogy, and ‘Sick’ captivating audiences, it all began with Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1960 proto-slasher, ‘Psycho.’ Considered by many as one of the greatest and most influential horror films of all time, ‘Psycho’ celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020 with its first-ever 4K release. Now, thanks to Arrow Video, fans can own all four ‘Psycho’ films in stunning 4K quality in a single collection.

Included in this new collection are the original ‘Psycho,’ along with its sequels ‘Psycho II,’ ‘Psycho III,’ and ‘Psycho IV: The Beginning.’ Each sequel has undergone a meticulous 4K restoration from their original camera negatives. Additionally, ‘Psycho II’ and ‘Psycho III’ feature brand-new audio commentaries by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains, offering fresh insights into these films. Each movie will also include all the special features previously released. Enhancing the allure of this release are the double-sided posters for each film, showcasing both the original artwork and the new artwork by Matt Giffen, which are featured on the sleeves. Every film will have its own dedicated case, ensuring that every horror fan’s heart skips a beat. This chilling release also comes with nine postcard-sized art cards and a 120-page perfect-bound collector’s book, containing new essays from film critics John-Paul Checkett and Johnny Mains.

The Enduring Legacy of ‘Psycho’

Numerous horror films pay homage to ‘Psycho,’ testament to its enduring impact. From the iconic shower scene to Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful direction and the eerie musical score, no other genre film is as instantly recognizable as this gem from the 1960s. Even those who haven’t seen the film are likely familiar with its infamous lines and scenes. ‘Psycho’ was ahead of its time, addressing dark themes and content. The depicted violence, though mild by today’s standards, was groundbreaking at the time, and the exploration of sexual identity was a significant aspect of the first film. Furthermore, the performances by Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh remain some of the genre’s most remarkable, leading to one of the most shocking twists in horror history. While it took some time for the slasher sub-genre to take shape, ‘Psycho’ sparked a craze that gave birth to classics like ‘Halloween,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Sleepaway Camp,’ and ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.’ The story of ‘Psycho’ would be revisited countless times, including in the television series ‘Bates Motel.’

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The wave of blood-soaked cinema also paved the way for the creation of ‘Psycho II’ in 1983, where Anthony Perkins reprised his role as the iconic killer Norman Bates. While not reaching the heights of Hitchcock’s original masterpiece, ‘Psycho II’ has earned a dedicated cult following over the years and is considered one of the most underrated genre sequels in history. Perkins continued his involvement in the franchise with ‘Psycho III’ and ‘Psycho IV.’ Surprisingly, both films are remarkably well-crafted, especially considering that the latter serves as a prequel/sequel made for television. Hence, it’s exciting to witness Arrow Video bringing these underappreciated films to 4K for the first time. Although this release is initially exclusive to the UK, the 4K format is region-free, potentially hinting at an upcoming US release, as often seen with Arrow Video’s offerings.

Release Date and Pre-Order Details

The highly anticipated ‘Psycho’ 4K collection is set to release on September 25, 2023, with a price tag of $69.82. Additionally, a region-locked Blu-ray version of the collection will be available for $63.47. Pre-orders for both editions are currently open on Arrow’s website. For a glimpse of the thrills awaiting fans, a trailer for ‘Psycho II’ can be viewed below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about horror films

What films are included in the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection by Arrow Video?

The ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection includes the original ‘Psycho,’ along with its sequels ‘Psycho II,’ ‘Psycho III,’ and ‘Psycho IV: The Beginning.’

What special features are included in the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection?

Each film in the collection comes with all their respective previously released special features, ensuring a comprehensive viewing experience.

Are there any new additions or enhancements in this collection?

Yes, the sequels ‘Psycho II’ and ‘Psycho III’ feature new audio commentaries by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains, providing fresh insights into these films. Additionally, the collection showcases double-sided posters for each film, featuring both original and new artwork by Matt Giffen.

Is this release limited to the UK?

Yes, initially the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection is a UK-only release. However, the 4K format is region-free, allowing fans from other regions to enjoy the collection as well.

When will the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection be released?

The release date for the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection is September 25, 2023.

Can I pre-order the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection?

Yes, pre-orders for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the collection are available on Arrow’s website.

Will there be a US release of the ‘Psycho’ 4K UHD Blu-ray collection?

While initially a UK release, it’s common for Arrow Video to release their titles in the US as well, following the UK release. So a US release might be expected in the future.

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HorrorFan87 July 3, 2023 - 2:47 am

omg, this 4k Blu-ray collection of psycho films by arrow video sounds sooooo cool!! i cant wait 2 get my hands on it. psycho is 1 of the best horror movies evr made and anthony perkins is an amazin actor. gonna pre-order it ASAP! #psycho #horrorfilms #cantwait

ScreamQueen666 July 3, 2023 - 7:32 am

oh my god, i’m freaking out! the psycho 4k collection is finally here! hitchcock’s psycho is a masterpiece and the sequels are underrated gems. can’t wait to experience them in glorious 4k. arrow video always knows how to deliver the goods. gonna pre-order it now! #psycho4k #horrorjunkie

Gorehound99 July 3, 2023 - 10:27 pm

the psycho movies are true classics of the horror genre. hitchcock’s direction and perkins’ performance are legendary. this arrow video release is a dream come true for fans like me. gonna grab the 4k blu-ray collection and dive into the world of psycho once again. #horrorclassics #arrowvideo

SlasherFan23 July 3, 2023 - 11:36 pm

arrow video always brings the goods! this collection is a must-have for any horror buff. i luv the psycho movies and the fact that they’re getting the 4k treatment with new commentaries and cool artwork is just awesome. gonna add this to my collection for sure! #arrowvideo #horrorcollection


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