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Alfred Hitchcock's the birds

Author: Alfred HitchcockEvan HunterRod TaylorJessica TandySuzanne PleshetteAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2012] ©2012
Series: Alfred Hitchcock collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Hitchcock; Evan Hunter; 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; Bill Quinn; Doreen Lang; Robert Burks; Robert Boyle; Edith Head; George Tomasini; George Milo; Remi Gassmann; Oskar Sala; Bernard Herrmann; Daphne Du Maurier; Universal Pictures (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm); Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
OCLC Number: 809921412
Language Note: In English or dubbed French dialogue; with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Re-issued as part of Universal Studio's 100th anniversary.
Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
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.
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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, dual layer format; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Alfred Hitchcock collection.
Other Titles: Birds (Motion picture)
Birds
Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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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.

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