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Uniform Title Birds (Motion picture)
Title The birds [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Birds    ---  Available
Edition [DVD Widescreen]
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from disc label.
Issued as part of Alfred Hitchcock, the essentials collection box set.
Previously issued as part of The Alfred Hitchcock collection.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; dual layer format.
Source NAV 1/12 PPL
Language In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.
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.
Note Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
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.
Note 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.
Subject Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Feature films.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. Director.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005. Screenwriter.
Taylor, Rod, 1930-2015.
Tandy, Jessica.
Pleshette, Suzanne, 1937-2008. Actor.
Hedren, Tippi.
Cartwright, Veronica, 1949-
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.
Quinn, Bill, 1912-1994. Actor.
Lang, Doreen, 1915-1999. Actor.
Burks, Robert, 1909-1968.
Boyle, Robert (Robert F.) Designer.
Head, Edith.
Tomasini, George.
Milo, George, 1909-1984.
Gassmann, Remi.
Sala, Oskar.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975. Consultant.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. Birds.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Added Title Alfred Hitchcock's the birds
Alfred Hitchcock, the essentials collection.
Standard No. 025192084546 set
Music No. 6116498 Universal Studios (set)
467170 Universal Studios

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