Psycho: Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece returns to cinema

Psycho (USA - 1960), the masterpiece of the "Master of the Thrill" Alfred Hitchcock, returns to theaters in 4K (original version with Italian subtitles) Oct. 10-12, restored by the Cineteca di Bologna.
This 4K restoration is an extended version of the film and contains 13 seconds of restored material that had been cut by censors after its initial theatrical release. It is now possible to see Psycho (aka Psyco) as it was originally seen in theaters in 1960, just as the famous British director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (The Woman Who Lived Twice, The Birds) had intended and wanted it.

Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles, the cult Psycho is the film adaptation of the novel of the same name (based on the true events of U.S. serial killer Ed Gein) written by Robert Bloch in 1959.

The film enjoys three sequels, a spin-off, a TV series, a shot-for-shot remake, a documentary on the famous shower scene, many other derivative works, as well as various references and tributes found in the film world.

In 1961 Psycho was nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Set Design) he was awarded the Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actress" to Janet Leigh.
In 1998, the American Film Institute listed it among the "Best One Hundred U.S. Films of All Time."

Plot: Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), an employee of a real estate company, runs away with $40,000 stolen from the coffers of the firm she works for. During her escape to her boyfriend's house, because of the storm, she decides to stop at the Motel run by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

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