Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is returning to UK cinemas in 4K: Watch a new trailer

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Watch a new trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock's seminal thriller Psycho is returning to UK and Irish cinemas on 27 May giving movie fans the chance to revisit the classic on the big screen,

Based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name, and inspired by real life serial killer Ed Gein, this 1960 film is considered one of Hitchcock's greatest movies and is crediting with being the first slasher movie ever made.

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To promote the re-release, distributor Park Circus has issued a new trailer which you can watch above.

Janet Leigh stars in Hitchcock’s Psycho, which features one of cinemas most iconic scenes. (Park Circus/Universal)
Janet Leigh stars in Hitchcock’s Psycho, which features one of cinemas most iconic scenes. (Park Circus/Universal)

It tells the story of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a young woman who finds herself staying at the remote Bates Motel while on the run from the law. However there's something amiss with proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) who turns out to be the hotel owner from hell.

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This 4K restoration is an extended version of the movie and features 13 seconds of restored footage which had been cut by the censors after the initial theatrical release. It can now be seen how it was originally seen in cinemas in 1960, exactly as intended by Alfred Hitchcock.

Hitchcock’s PSYCHO – original theatrical cut will be re-released in cinemas with a new 4K restoration from 27 May, 2022. (Park Circus)
The Bates Motel is overlooked by the home of Norman Bates. (Park Circus/Universal)

Oscar®-nominated in 1961 for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Psycho stars Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane and has become a cultural phenomenon.

The iconic film was named number one on the AFI’s 100 Years...100 Thrills list and features one of the most iconic scenes in film history - the famous 'shower scene'.

Join the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema’s most notorious psychopaths — Norman Bates.

Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) Original Theatrical Cut 4K restored is in UK/Eire cinemas from 27 May as well as selected international territories, including: France, Austria, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland.

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