With all due respect, anyone stating Hitchcock was 'free' to do whatever he wanted to his films is entering rather shaky ground. None of us knew the man personally. And not all film makers are Lucas in their tinkering. There's also been an update to Tim Lucas' blog under the original Psycho piece I sent to him. I do not understand anyone taking a dogmatic tone. If those precious 18+seconds are irrelevant, then any potential restoration of said footage will make no difference. End of. Does anyone have contact details for Universal? we need to alert them to the fact. I want this restored!