The Birds

The Birds

Rod Taylor
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
, Tippi Hedren
Tippi Hedren
, Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
Alfred Hitchcock

DVD (Wide Screen / Slip Sleeve)

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Overview

The story begins as an innocuous romantic triangle involving wealthy, spoiled Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), handsome Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), and schoolteacher Annie Hayworth (Suzanne Pleshette). The human story begins in a San Francisco pet shop and culminates at the home of Mitch's mother (Jessica Tandy) at Bodega Bay, where the characters' sense of security is slowly eroded by the curious behavior of the birds in the area. At first, it's no more than a sea gull swooping down and pecking at Melanie's head. Things take a truly ugly turn when hundreds of birds converge on a children's party. There is never an explanation as to why the birds have run amok, but once the onslaught begins, there's virtually no letup.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
UPC: 0025192147289
Original Release: 1963
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 1,777

Special Features

Deleted scene; The original ending; Tippi Hedren's screen test; The Birds is coming (Universal International newsreel); Suspense story: national press club hears Hitchcock (Universal International newsreel)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Taylor Mitch Brenner
Tippi Hedren Melanie Daniels
Jessica Tandy Lydia Brenner
Suzanne Pleshette Annie Hayworth
Veronica Cartwright Cathy Brenner
Ethel Griffies Mrs. Bundy
Charles McGraw Sebastian Sholes
Ruth McDevitt Mrs. MacGruder
Joe Mantell Salesman
Malcolm Atterbury Al Malone
Morgan Brittany Schoolchild
Lonny Chapman Deke Carter
Suzanne Cupito Actor
Richard Deacon Man in Elevator
Alfred Hitchcock Man Outside Pet Shop with Poodles
Doreen Lang Mother in Cafe
John McGovern Postal Clerk
Bill Quinn Farm Hand
Karl Swenson Drunk
Doodles Weaver Fisherman
Elizabeth Wilson Helen Carter

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director,Producer
Evan Hunter Screenwriter
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
George Tomasini Editor
Howard Smit Makeup
Norman Deming Producer,Production Designer,Production Manager
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
George Milo Set Decoration/Design
William Russell Sound/Sound Designer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Daphne du Maurier Source Author
Lawrence A. Hampton Special Effects
Ub Iwerks Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Birds
1. Main Titles [1:46]
2. At the Pet Store [7:49]
3. The Love Birds [10:29]
4. Bodega Bay [9:28]
5. Meeting Mrs. Brenner [2:40]
6. The Chickens Won't Eat [8:43]
7. At Annie's House [6:48]
8. Cathy's Party [6:11]
9. Dinner [4:50]
10. Dan Fawcett's Farm [9:23]
11. The School [7:32]
12. At the Restaurant [8:37]
13. The Gas Station [1:52]
14. The Phone Booth [1:42]
15. Laying Blame [1:40]
16. Where's Cathy [4:12]
17. Under Seige [11:18]
18. Upstairs [6:01]
19. Evicted [5:02]
20. The Only Way Out [3:16]

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