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Which means maybe I should buy it on iTunes the next time it’s at $5? Or maybe not considering the Blues Brothers situation.
 
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Which means maybe I should buy it on iTunes the next time it’s at $5? Or maybe not considering the Blues Brothers situation.
I still think that particular title will be 4K across the different services. The question is when will it take place?
 
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Keep in mind the elements are not primo on this so don't expect some sort of major revelatory experience for Psycho in 4k
 
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IF they release the film as it was originally presented in 1960, then they are admitting tacitly that every home video release has been the edited version, which had to be done either for TV and/or the rerelease (perhaps to get a GP rating). And they've never admitted that heretofore. It would be nice for them to actually acknowledge it.
 

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IF they release the film as it was originally presented in 1960, then they are admitting tacitly that every home video release has been the edited version, which had to be done either for TV and/or the rerelease (perhaps to get a GP rating). And they've never admitted that heretofore. It would be nice for them to actually acknowledge it.
According to the AFI:

" The Hitchcock papers reveal that the National Catholic Legion of Decency demanded three cuts before giving the picture a “B,” or “morally objectionable in part for all” rating. The Legion required that scenes of Marion removing her bra be deleted, that the shots showing Norman washing his hands of blood be shortened and that the number of times Arbogast is stabbed be reduced from four to two. Psycho was eventually issued the “B” rating by the Legion, which announced: “The sensational use of sex and the excessive violence, which partially mar the development of the story, are considered to be entirely lacking in dramatic justification and to be highly objectionable."

So apparently these edits have always been a part of the US version of the film. FTR Psycho received an M in 1968.
 
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The irony being that you've never not been able to purchase a movie like Gone with the Wind digitally but good luck buying the disc...
Another irony is the movie has been available to buy on disc for years and now all of a sudden it's a hot item because HBO Max briefly took it off their service. Just crazy!