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Uniform Title Birds (Motion picture)
Title Alfred Hitchcock's the birds [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    BIR    DUE 08-07-21
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Alfred Hitchcock collection
Alfred Hitchcock collection.
Note Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
May include digital copy.
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.
Cast 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.
Summary When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue ; English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Subject Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. Director.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005. Screenwriter.
Taylor, Rod, 1930-2015- Actor.
Tandy, Jessica. Actor.
Pleshette, Suzanne, 1937-2008. Actor.
Hedren, Tippi. Actor.
Cartwright, Veronica. Actor.
Griffies, Ethel, 1878-1975. Actor.
McGraw, Charles, 1914-1980. Actor.
McDevitt, Ruth, 1895-1976. Actor.
Chapman, Lonny, 1920-2007. Actor.
Mantell, Joe, 1915-2010. Actor.
Weaver, Doodles, 1911-1983. Actor.
Atterbury, Malcolm, 1907-1992. Actor.
McGovern, John, 1902-1985. Actor.
Swenson, Karl, 1908-1978. Actor.
Deacon, Richard, 1922-1984. Actor.
Wilson, Elizabeth, 1921- Actor.
Quinn, Bill, 1912-1994. Actor.
Lang, Doreen, 1915-1999. Actor.
Burks, Robert. Cinematographer.
Boyle, Robert (Robert F.) Designer.
Head, Edith. Costume designer.
Tomasini, George. Film editor.
Milo, George. Set designer.
Gassmann, Remi. Composer.
Sala, Oskar. Composer.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975. Consultant.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. Birds.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Standard No. 025192147289
Music No. 61122846 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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