Mick Garris’ Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) is getting a Blu-ray release on August 23, 2016, via Scream Factory. This Blu-ray version will feature all-new extras including interviews with the director, cast members, and makeup effects artist Tony Gardner. Happy to see so many added bonuses in this release. Anthony Perkins, CCH Pounder, and Henry Thomas star in Psycho IV: The Beginning.
Press Release: Before the terror can end, see how it all began… Psycho IV: The Beginning comes to Blu-ray for the first time on August 23rd, 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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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Synopsis: Norman Bates recalls his days as a young boy living with his schizophrenic mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.
Directors: Mick Garris
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch
Producers: Hilton A. Green, Les Mayfield, Alan Duncan Ross, George Zaloom
Musicians: Graeme Revell
Editors: Charles Bornstein
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