Psychose - 1960 DVDRIP
A shocking , unnerving and controversial film at the time , that caused real controversy , being no apt for the easily nauseated or sickened ; in fact it was extremely panned by critics . It deals with a psychopath called Mark Lewis , Karlheinz Bhom , who lures women before his film camera , then he records their feared faces . Meanwhile , two police inspectors , Jack Watson and Nígel Davenport , are investigating the weird events .Disturbing subject matter about a psychopatic cameraman who uses his camera to record women's agonies , it is rendered breathtakingly by a great director , the British Michael Powell who performs briefly the part of Mark's abusive daddy , as he is shown on home movies harassing and tormenting the little boy ; furthermore , including a brilliant cinematography by Otto Heller. This is a splendid , thrilling , and gripping as well as adult entertainment, no recommended for nervous or squeamish . A classy of its kind but ultimately not for everyone . Powell is usually associated to great and colorful films , but here he made one of the most terrifying and frightening contributions to the cinema of the macabre since WWII. The killings themselves are horrifyingly tense , causing panic and fear . Karl Bohm gives a nice acting as the ruthless psychopath young photographing his terrified victims at his hand , he couldn't be bettered as the horrible and cruel psycho. Support cast is frankly excellent, such as : Anna Massey, Maxine Audley as her mother , Moira Shearer , Shirley Anne Field , Keith Baxter , Michael Goodliffe , Brenda Bruce , Esmond Knight , Miles Malleson , Martin Miller , Nigel Davenport, Jack Watson, among others.The motion picture was originally made by Michael Powell , but it was so vilified by reviewers and officials alike , that he didn't work in Great Britain for a very long time. As the original uncut version was not realised until 1970 . Michael started working at various jobs in the English studios of Denham and Pinewood on a series of quota quickies . Later on , he made all kinds of genres with penchant for Dramas , Musical and WWII films . As he directed : The tales of Hoffman , The red shoes , The elusive Pimpernel , Pursuit of Graf Spee , The small black room , Black narcisus , Contraband , The thief of Bagdad , Edge of the world , I know where I am going , Night ambush , The lion has wings , Spy in black , The forty-ninth parallel , One of our aircrafts is missing, Life and death of Colonel Blimp , Canterbury tale . Many of them are considered masterpieces, and being produced under banner his production company : The Archers , along with Emeric Pressburger . Powell was rediscovered in the late 1960s and early 70s by Martín Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola . In fact , Powell worked as Senior in Coppola's Zoetrope Studios and he married Scorsese's longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker. He died of cancer in 1990.
Psychose - 1960 DVDRIP
I've watched Michael Powell['s PEEPING TOM a couple of times on TV but I've yet to give my Criterion DVD a spin. Certainly one of the most original, challenging and bleakest films ever made and to have come from a British film-maker, albeit an iconoclastic one, makes the achievement all the more remarkable. While I do think that comparisons to its contemporary PSYCHO (1960) are a bit tenuous, it has to be said that both films can be thought of as belonging to the horror genre in fact, PEEPING TOM was the third British "slasher" movie in a row, following HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959) and CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960) - but can also lay claim to being a very dark sort of black comedy. Besides, both films feature dysfunctional, immature, adult male protagonists haunted by a terrible upbringing which vents itself in a series of murders. Furthermore, while both films have been harshly reviled by critics when first released, in time, they have had their reputations make a complete about face and nowadays are numbered among their respective directors' unassailable masterpieces!
Considered by many to be Britain's answer to PSYCHO, this is a film which actually surpasses that classic in terms of the power to disturb the viewer. Essentially, this is a character study of a murderer, a character which is actually fleshed out, even given a childhood, and, as events unfold, becomes a sympathetic and tragic character for the viewer.You see, Mark isn't to blame for his unhealthy obsession. Rather, it is the fault of his father (a cameoing Michael Powell), a scientist who uses his son as a subject to research fear, using him for experiments such as waking him up in the middle of the night by shining lights in his eyes and putting a lizard in his bed with him. These experiments have traumatised Mark to the degree that he is now a self-loathing killer, who hates what he does but is forced, no, conditioned, to do it time and time again.A lot of controversy surrounded the film on release back in 1960, mainly due to the subject matter and the graphic violence (now tame) on view. Certainly, it isn't a pleasant film to watch by any means, but definitely gripping. The acting from Karlheinz Bohm is superb, and he gives real depth to Mark, and even makes his character likeable, unlike Anthony Perkins in PSYCHO. Anna Massey, while initially annoying due to her naivety, does a fine job as the girl Mark falls in love with, while Maxine Audley is very good as the blind mother who seems to know more about Mark than he would like.Amid the typical and expected plot strands (police investigation, etc.) there stand out some truly harrowing moments: Mark's murder of the dancing girl, the scene where he cannot bring himself to kill the blind woman, the tragic home videos where we see Mark being mentally tortured, and the climax. Ultimately, this is a moving tale which tells us more about fear than a thousand slasher films. Despised on release, this is now rightly seen as a classic of psychological horror.
Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay, written by Joseph Stefano, was based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch.
Special Features: Includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a digital copy of Psycho (1960) - Uncut (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)4x Sharper than Full HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR10)The Making of PsychoPsycho SoundIn The Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's LegacyHitchcock/TruffautNewsreel Footage: The Release of PsychoThe Shower Scene: With and Without MusicThe Shower Sequence: Storyboards by Saul BassThe Psycho ArchivesPosters and Psycho AdsLobby CardsBehind-the-Scenes PhotographsProduction PhotographsPsycho Theatrical TrailersPsycho Re-release TrailersFeature Commentary with Stephen Rebello, author of "Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho"
Special Features: Includes a digital copy of Psycho (1960) (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)The Making of PsychoPsycho SoundIn The Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's LegacyHitchcock/TruffautNewsreel Footage: The Release of PsychoThe Shower Scene: with and without MusicThe Shower Sequence: Storyboards by Saul BassThe Psycho ArchivesPosters and Psycho AdsLobby CardsBehind-the-Scenes PhotographsProduction PhotographsPsycho Theatrical TrailersPsycho Re-release TrailerFeature Commentary with Stephen Rebello, author of "Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho"
Special Features: Includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a digital copy of Psycho (1960) (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)Features High Dynamic Range (HDR10) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike ColorThe Making of PsychoPsycho SoundIn the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's LegacyHitchcock/TruffautNewsreel Footage: The Release of PsychoThe Shower Scene: with and without MusicThe Shower Sequence: Storyboards by Saul BassThe Psycho ArchivesPosters and Psycho AdsLobby CardsBehind-the-Scenes PhotographsProduction PhotographsPsycho Theatrical TrailersPsycho Re-release TrailerFeature Commentary with Stephan Rebello, author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho"
The film was met with critical praise; Roger Ebert noted that the film was "made more or less consciously as an homage to Alfred Hitchcock", but said it "has a life of its own" and praised the performances of both Kidder and Salt. Vincent Canby of The New York Times called it " a good, substantial horror film" and stated "De Palma reveals himself here to be a first-rate director of more or less conventional material", also noting the film's references to Repulsion (1965) and Psycho (1960). Meanwhile, Variety, while stating it was "a good psychological murder melo-drama", said that "Brian De Palma's direction emphasizes exploitation values which do not fully mask script weakness." The Los Angeles Times's Kevin Thomas praised it as a "witty homage to Hitchcock" and a "low budget but high style scare show," as well as praising the performances and musical score. George McKinnon of The Boston Globe was less laudatory, writing: "It is difficult to determine what De Palma had in mind in this morbid horror film. Did he intend it all as a parody or a straightforward Psycho-type movie? ... If it is to be taken as a tongue-in-cheek romp, it doesn't work and if meant as a horror film it is run-of-the-mill."
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