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Uniform Title Birds (Motion picture)
Title Alfred Hitchcock's The birds / Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  DVD FF F BIRDS    Missing
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Alfred Hitchcock collection
Alfred Hitchcock collection.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 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 Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Also issued as part of Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection.
Also issued as part of Alfred Hitchcock, the essentials collection.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
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.
Note Special 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.
Language In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.
Subject Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. (OCoLC)fst01717079
Birds -- Behavior. (OCoLC)fst00832976
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Horror films. (OCoLC)fst01710373
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Horror films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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)
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Birds
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection.
Standard No. 025192834622 set
ISBN 1417059168 (set)
9781417059164 (set)
Music No. 17909 Universal Studios Home Entertainement (set)
28346 Universal Studios Home Entertainement (set)
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