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Fans of murderers who have uncomfortable relationships with their mothers rejoice as the folks at Arrow Video have announced The Psycho Collection. The box set, available on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, will arrive in September and collect all four films in the franchise, beginning with Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1960 classic. That’s the good news. The bad news? The collection is only going to be available in the U.K. But there is a loophole for those who want to get their hands on one who live elsewhere. We’ll get to that.

As for the collection itself, it’s set to retail for £69.99 but is currently on sale for £55.00. The set includes Psycho (1960), Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986) and Psycho IV: The Beginning (1993). As one might expect from one of the best in the business when it comes to this sort of thing, the set is absolutely loaded with bonus features, from stellar artwork to a 120-page collector’s book. You can find a full breakdown of the special features below.

Now, for those who are interested in getting their hands on the set who don’t live in the U.K., there is something important to remember. 4K Ultra HD discs are not region-locked like most Blu-ray and DVDs are. This means if you have a 4K Blu-ray player and the 4K set, you can play the discs just fine. The only issue one needs to overcome is figuring out how to actually obtain the set since it will ship in the U.K., but it’s certainly not an impossible hurdle to clear.

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4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Limited Edition Contents

  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) presentations of all four films
  • New 4K restorations of Psycho II, Psycho III and Psycho IV from the original camera negatives
  • Original lossless mono and 5.1 audio options for Psycho, stereo and 5.1 options for Psycho II and Psycho III, and stereo audio options for Psycho IV
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • Double-sided posters for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • 9 postcard sized reproduction art cards
  • 120-page perfect bound collector’s book featuring new writing by film critics John-Paul Checkett and Johnny Mains plus select archival material

Disc 1 – Psycho (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Rebello, author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
  • The Making of Psycho documentary
  • In the Master’s Shadow, Hitchcock’s Legacy featurette
  • Hitchcock / Truffaut audio interview with scenes from the movie
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho featurette
  • The Shower Scene: With & Without Music featurette
  • The Shower Sequence, storyboards by Saul Bass image gallery
  • Psycho Sound featurette
  • The Psycho Archives image gallery
  • Posters and Psycho Ads image gallery
  • Lobby Cards image gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Photographs image gallery
  • Publicity Shots image gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-Release trailers

Disc 2 – Psycho II (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

  • New audio commentary by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Archival audio commentary by screenwriter Tom Holland
  • Behind the Curtain: The Masters of Horror on Psycho, panel discussion with screenwriter Tom Holland and Psycho IV director Mick Garris moderated by Robert V. Galluzzo
  • Giving Bloch His Due, interview with Chet Williams, author of Psycho: Sanitarium on the legacy of Norman Bates’ creator, author Robert Bloch
  • Anthony Perkins TV interview
  • Anthony Perkins audio interview
  • Richard Franklin audio interview
  • Richard Franklin On Set featurette
  • Richard Franklin scene commentary
  • A sequel to a Classic featurette
  • The House on the Hill featurette
  • Personality Profile: Anthony Perkins featurette
  • Personality Profile: Richard Franklin featurette
  • Still Crazy After all these Years
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Anthony Perkins interview
  • Vera Miles interview
  • Janet Leigh interview
  • Jerry Goldsmith demo
  • Trailers & TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Audio press kit/promotional record
  • Record gallery

Disc 3 – Psycho III (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

  • New Commentary by film critics Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Archival audio commentary by screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue
  • Carnival of the Heart, a new visual essay by film scholar Alexandra Heller Nicholas
  • Scream of Love, a new interview with composer Carter Burwell
  • Watch the Guitar, archival interview with actor Jeff Fahey
  • Patsy’s Last Night, archival interview with actor Katt Shea
  • Mother’s Maker, archival interview with special make-up effects artist Michael Westmore
  • Body Double, archival interview with actress Brinke Stevens
  • Original electronic press kit
  • Alternate opening
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Image gallery

Disc 4 – Psycho IV: The Beginning (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD presentation of the film in director’s preferred 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Archival audio commentary with director Mick Garris, actor Henry Thomas, and actress Olivia Hussey
  • Death by Strings, new visual essay by author and critic Guy Adams on music across the franchise
  • The Making of Mother, an archival interview with make-up effects artist Tony Gardner
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • A Look at the Scoring of Psycho IV, archival featurette
  • Trailer

Disc 5 – Psycho IV TV Aspect Ratio (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition Exclusive)

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD presentation of the film in 1.33:1 TV aspect ratio

The Psycho Collection is available for pre-order now via ArrowFilms.com.

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