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Title Alfred Hitchcock's the birds [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL DVD - BYLY-14  DVD MOVIE BIRDS    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  ENT DVD 791.43 BIR    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL DVD - EMPG-6  DVD BIR    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp HS SD 204 - West Campus Stacks - JWHB-1  DVD BIRDS    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL DVD - JHLY-14  DVD FIC BIR    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL DVD - MTBB-2  DVD HORROR BIR    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL DVD - NLBB-1  DVD BIR    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL DVD - PEBB-2  DVD BIR    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Alfred Hitchcock collection.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, dual layer format; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Note Re-issued as part of Universal Studio's 100th anniversary.
Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
May include digital copy.
Language In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Subject Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, director.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005, author of screenplay.
Taylor, Rod, 1930- 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, 1921-2015 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.
Added Title Birds (Motion picture)
Standard No. 025192147289
Music No. 61122846 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

 
    
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