The Psycho sequels and prequels have always been a personal favorite. In 2013 Shout Factory released Psycho II and III, and now they’re rounding out the collection with another Blu-ray release of Psycho IV: The Beginning. The disc will include several bonus features, including an all new commentary with Mick Garris, Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey, and a new behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Make-up effects artist Tony Gardner. The Blu-ray hits on August 23rd. See the press release below for further details.
Scream Factory Presents
Psycho IV: The Beginning
On Blu-ray August 23, 2016
The thrilling prequel to the immortal classic Psycho
Before the terror can end, see how it all began… Psycho IV: The Beginning comes to Blu-ray for the first time on August 23, 2016 from Scream Factory. Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey star in this chilling prequel to the classic Hitchcock thriller. The release features new extras including audio commentary with director Mick Garris and Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey, and an interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner.
A seemingly rehabilitated Norman Bates (Perkins) is drawn to a late-night radio show where the host (CCH Pounder, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight) encourages him to share his views on the topic of matricide. Reliving his childhood, Norman recounts his trials as a young boy (Thomas, E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, Ouija 2) living with his widowed schizophrenic mother (Hussey, the original Black Christmas). These haunting memories are more than just disturbing visions of the past; they threaten to rekindle his killing urge in this spine-tingling thriller directed by Mick Garris (The Stand, Masters of Horror).
- NEW Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris, actors Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey
- NEW The Making of Mother – an interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner (27 minutes)
- Rare Behind-the-Scenes footage from director Mick Garris
- Photo Gallery of rare photo from Mick Garris
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