Alfred Hitchcock's The birds [DVD videorecording] Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Contributor(s): Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 [drt] | Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005 [aus] | Taylor, Rod, 1930- [act] | Tandy, Jessica [act] | Pleshette, Suzanne, 1937-2008 [act] | Hedren, Tippi [act] | Cartwright, Veronica [act] | Griffies, Ethel, 1878-1975 [act] | McGraw, Charles, 1914-1980 [act] | McDevitt, Ruth, 1895-1976 [act] | Chapman, Lonny, 1920-2007 [act] | Mantell, Joe, 1915-2010 [act] | Weaver, Doodles, 1911-1983 [act] | Atterbury, Malcolm, 1907-1992 [act] | McGovern, John, 1902-1985 [act] | Swenson, Karl, 1908-1978 [act] | Deacon, Richard, 1922-1984 [act] | Wilson, Elizabeth, 1921- [act] | Quinn, Bill, 1912-1994 [act] | Lang, Doreen, 1915-1999 [act] | Burks, Robert [cng] | Boyle, Robert (Robert F.) [dsr] | Head, Edith [cst] | Tomasini, George [flm] | Milo, George [std] | Gassmann, Remi [cmp] | Sala, Oskar [cmp] | Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 [csl] | Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. Birds | Universal Pictures (Firm) | Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions | Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English, French Original language: English Subtitle language: English Series: Alfred Hitchcock collection: Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2005]Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inOther title: BirdsUniform titles: Birds (Motion picture) Subject(s): Birds -- Behavior -- Drama | Human-animal relationships -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptationsGenre/Form: Horror films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997 | .B475 2005Other classification: AP 59800 | HN 4445 | HN 4448 Production 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.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.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.
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DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono.

In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.

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.

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.

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.

MPAA rating: PG-13.

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.

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.

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