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4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 6, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length: 01:59:31 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio — 4K UHD: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio Blu-ray: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio read more

The Birds (1963)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 21, 2017

The Birds Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Evan Hunter from the story by Daphne de Maurier 1963/USA Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Not my favorite Hitchcock but undeniably made by a master. Melanie Daniels (Tippi read more

The Birds (1963)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 1, 2017

The Birds is about all sort of birds. The ones we are acquainted with initially are actually a pair of humans. Lovebirds you might call them. Except they don’t know it quite yet, but the moment Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) meet in a pet shop, the sparks are alr read more

The Birds (1963)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 1, 2017

The Birds is about all sort of birds. The ones we are acquainted with initially are actually a pair of humans. Lovebirds you might call them. Except they don’t know it quite yet, but the moment Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) meet in a pet shop, the sparks are alr read more

Blu-ray Repackaging: Psycho & The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 7, 2016

Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 12, 2016 The 50th Anniversary Edition of Psycho (1960) was one of the first reviews posted on this site. This exact same transfer is being released with the same supplemental features in this new Pop Art edition of the film. For more a detailed review of th read more

Throwback Thursday – The Birds : Alfred Hitchcock’s Zombie Movie?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Mar 3, 2016

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb read more

The Birds

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Oct 30, 2015

Note : this review is a contribution to The Universal blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds read more

The Birds: Meeting Alfred Hitchcock

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 23, 2015

I was saying to myself that I haven’t written a movie review on my blog since a long time. I mean, a movie review that is not due for a blogathon. The other day, I was watching The Birds and it was probably my 20th viewings (kind of). So, I felt inspired to write a review of this film. As a m read more

Book vs. Film: The Birds

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jan 21, 2015

Daphne du Maurier’s “The Birds” opens with Nat Hocken, a farmhand, lamenting the overnight arrival of winter. Soon after, birds begin entering his home, attacking his family. The story collection that started it all! (Image via royallib.ru) All of the birds in England seem to have read more

Book Review: The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 4, 2014

Publisher: Kamera Books Release Date: September 1, 2013 Those who have read Tony Lee Moral’s “Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie” will not be surprised to hear that his book about the making of The Birds stands as one of the better books about the creation of a single Hitchcock film. Moral covers read more

Blu-ray Review: The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 4, 2014

Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: May 06, 2014 Region: Region A Length: 1:59:29 Video: 1080P AVC (MPEG-4) Main Audio: DTS-HD English Mono Master Audio (48kHz, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Ratio: 1.85:1 Bitrate: 29.37 Mbps Notes: This title has had a number of DVD relea read more

Book Review: Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 9, 2014

Publisher: University of Illinois Press Release Date: October 1, 2011 Nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category of Best Critical/Biographical, 2012. Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick’s Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between read more

For the birds …

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 15, 2013

The Rio Grande Valley is the place to be!  I hadn’t realized it would be quite so tropical.  It was a trip full of “firsts”.  My favorite was this little guy, which lays perfectly motionless on the ground during the day blending in with the leaf cover Common Parauque But the highli read more

The Birds (1963) – Alfred Hitchcock

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2013

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, and Suzanne Pleshette, this film follows the journey of a rich woman who travels to Bodega Bay in order to visit a man who intrigues her. This love story is already odd to begin with and then add thousands of berserk birds to create read more

The Birds (1963) – Alfred Hitchcock

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2013

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, and Suzanne Pleshette, this film follows the journey of a rich woman who travels to Bodega Bay in order to visit a man who intrigues her. This love story is already odd to begin with and then add thousands of berserk birds to create read more

The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock’s Zombie Movie?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Feb 8, 2013

A note on spoilers to begin: Since this is the first real post here on the blog, I’m going to go ahead and throw up a general spoiler warning. In these posts I’m going to be talking about varying aspects of movies that I’ve been watching, This may include writing about things that read more

The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock’s Zombie Movie?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Feb 8, 2013

A note on spoilers to begin: Since this is the first real post here on the blog, I’m going to go ahead and throw up a general spoiler warning. In these posts I’m going to be talking about varying aspects of movies that I’ve been watching, This may include writing about things that read more

The Birds

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 24, 2012

The first time I saw The Birds, my dad turned it on television in the middle of the day.  He was so excited, telling me that the birds were going to attack and he was probably waiting for me to jump.  I must have been around seven, maybe eight years old then, so when he said attack, images from Godz read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE BIRDS (1963)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 3, 2012

The Birds (1963) was Alfred Hitchcock’s next theatrical project after the popular success of Psycho in 1960, and like Psycho it delves more thoroughly into the horror genre than the director’s earlier pictures. Although some of its special effects show their age, The Birds remains one of read more

Classic Films in Focus: THE BIRDS (1963)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 3, 2012

The Birds (1963) was Alfred Hitchcock’s next theatrical project after the popular success of Psycho in 1960, and like Psycho it delves more thoroughly into the horror genre than the director’s earlier pictures. Although some of its special effects show their age, The Birds remains one of read more
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