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Uniform Title Birds (Motion picture)
Title Alfred Hitchcock's the birds / Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Publication Info. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [1963]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Videos  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BIRDS c.2  Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Media Room DVDs & Blu-rays  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - DVDs  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD BIRDS    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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 Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Re-issued as part of Universal Studio's 100th anniversary.
May include digital copy.
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 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.
Language In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Birds -- Behavior -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- 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
Standard No. 025192147289
Music No. 61122846 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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