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Psycho - Hitchcock's Classic Uncut on German TV

TV Channel Airs Version Longer Than on Blu-ray

There's no doubt that Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is one of the most important horror films of all time. But it has a little problem. Nowhere in the world can a DVD or Blu-ray be found that contains the movie in its entirely uncut form. And distributor Universal doesn't make the impression that they plan on improving that situation any time soon.

Many years ago, the uncut version got regular airing on German TV. But then, the stations switched to a new master which made the film look prettier and in its original ratio, but was based on the shorter DVD/Blu-ray version. It looked like we would never see the uncensored version. Of course, we once made a comparison showing the differences.

Still, our author Basic.Master didn't accept the situation and contacted the German TV channel BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) and suggested that they should start showing the uncut version again. And it seems that the folks over at the BR are just as much film buffs as we are. They organized the old version, compared it to our comparison and could confirm that it includes the scenes that are missing from the DVD and Blu-ray releases.

The airing will take place on Sunday, July 13th, 2014, on 11:40 PM (CEST) on the BR channel. Since it's an older version, the airing will be in the 4:3 ratio (open matte) and not in the original 1,85:1 like the new versions. But fans shouldn't really be bothered by that, should they? We realize that it might be difficult for our international readers to get their hands on either a copy of the airing or an access to the channel itself, but considering the great lenghts that we go in order to get even the most obscure versions of movies, we thought that some of you might want to know. Enjoy the hunt!

Release: Jul 12, 2014 - Author: Das Wiesel - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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