- May 30, 2011
- Real Name
- David B.
I'll be interested to see if there is any addendum or clarification in the included "Making of PSYCHO" documentary where it is strongly implied via an incorrect film clip that the portion of the peephole scene where we see Marion shrug off her bra was cut out of the film by Hitchcock before the original theatrical release in 1960 when it is right there, back where it belongs and where it indeed was during most of the 1960s, in this version that is now clearly touted as the "uncut theatrical version as seen in 1960" and as it was "intended to be seen by Alfred Hitchcock."And at long last we have the truth, for all those who were going on about the Legion of Decency, etc. The uncut Psycho WAS the theatrical release in 1960 with those few extra seconds - we all remembered correctly. The re-release and home video versions were ALL edited. So, I'm glad that those of us who have been remembering this correctly all these years have finally been vindicated. No more arguing about it, and thanks to Universal for so clearly stating it. I'll get this right away even though I have the German Blu-ray.
If there is no addendum or clarification in that documentary then I am afraid it will look for all time as though Peggy Robertson, Hitchcock's personal assistant during the filming of PSYCHO, had misremembered and misstated what actually happened, what was cut by Hitchcock before the theatrical release and why. Which would be a shame since I don't see any reason to suggest her memory and commentary for what actually happened and why was anything but steel trap accurate.