EAN-139786300181342   EAN-13 barcode 9786300181342
Product NameThe Birds [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 6300181340
Price New3.99 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used3.44 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingPG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned
IMDbIMDb Link     tt0056869
TrailerWatch The Trailer
Run Time119 minutes
CastJessica Tandy, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
Run Time119 minutes
BindingVHS Tape
Release Year1963
FormatColor, NTSC
Run Time119 minutes
Long DescriptionVacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: "Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes." From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films. The Birds follows a chic blonde, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), as she travels to the coastal town of Bodega Bay to hook up with a rugged fellow (Rod Taylor) she's only just met. Before long the town is attacked by marauding birds, and Hitchcock's skill at staging action is brought to the fore. Beyond the superb effects, however, The Birds is also one of Hitchcock's most psychologically complicated scenarios, a tense study of violence, loneliness, and complacency. What really gets under your skin are not the bird skirmishes but the anxiety and the eerie quiet between attacks. The director elevated an unknown model, Tippi Hedren (mother of Melanie Griffith), to being his latest cool, blond leading lady, an experience that was not always easy on the much-pecked Ms. Hedren. Still, she returned for the next Hitchcock picture, the underrated Marnie. Treated with scant attention by serious critics in 1963, The Birds has grown into a classic and--despite the sci-fi trappings--one of Hitchcock's most serious films. --Robert Horton
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