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Title The birds [(DVD) videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Publication Info. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [date of publication not identified]
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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.
Language In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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.
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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Subject Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Birds -- Behavior -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Horror films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, director.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005, screenwriter.
Taylor, Rod, 1930- 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- actor.
Quinn, Bill, 1912-1994, actor.
Lang, Doreen, 1915-1999, actor.
Burks, Robert, 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 Alfred Hitchcock's the Birds
Birds (Motion picture)
Standard No. 025192147289
Music No. 61122846 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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