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Title The birds / Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  DVD FF F BIRDS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  DVD FF F BIRDS    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 2 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Alfred Hitchcock collection.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, dual layer format; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
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.
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.
Note "From a story by Daphne Du Maurier."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Re-issued as part of Universal Studio's 100th anniversary.
Summary 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.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Subject Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Horror films. (OCoLC)fst01710373
Thrillers (Motion pictures). (OCoLC)fst01726193
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. Director.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005. Screenwriter.
Taylor, Rod, 1930-2015. Actor.
Tandy, Jessica. Actor.
Pleshette, Suzanne, 1937-2008. Actor.
Hedren, Tippi. Actor.
Cartwright, Veronica. Actor.
Griffies, Ethel, 1878-1975. Actor.
McGraw, Charles, 1914-1980. Actor.
McDevitt, Ruth, 1895-1976. Actor.
Chapman, Lonny, 1920-2007. Actor.
Mantell, Joe, 1915-2010. Actor.
Weaver, Doodles, 1911-1983. Actor.
Atterbury, Malcolm, 1907-1992. Actor.
McGovern, John, 1902-1985. Actor.
Swenson, Karl, 1908-1978. Actor.
Deacon, Richard, 1922-1984. Actor.
Wilson, Elizabeth, 1921-2015. Actor.
Quinn, Bill, 1912-1994. Actor.
Lang, Doreen, 1915-1999. Actor.
Burks, L. Robert, 1909-1968. Cinematographer.
Boyle, Robert (Robert F.) Designer.
Head, Edith. Costume designer.
Tomasini, George. Film editor.
Milo, George. Set designer.
Gassmann, Remi. Composer.
Sala, Oskar. Composer.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975. Consultant.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. Birds.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Added Title Birds (Motion picture)
Standard No. 025192365508
Music No. 61180174 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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