Rent 78/52 (2017)

3.5 of 5 from 109 ratings
1h 31min
Rent 78/52 (aka 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of three minutes, 'Psycho' redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie-going experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans - including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich - director Alexandre O.
Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock's dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that's nirvana for film buffs.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Robert Muratore, Kerry Deignan Roy
Writers:
Alexandre O. Philippe
Aka:
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene
Studio:
Dogwoof
Genres:
Documentary, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director Alexandre O. Philippe in Conversation with Danny Leigh
  • Extended Interviews with Guillermo del Toro and Walter Murch
  • Melon Featurette
  • Recording the 78/52 Score
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of 78/52

Interesting - 78/52 review by JD

Spoiler Alert
11/02/2018

Interesting concept but becomes very wordy, and not at all convinced that many of the talking heads are very knowledgeable.

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Runs out of steam - 78/52 review by DB

Spoiler Alert
13/07/2018

There is the occasional nugget of something interesting in here , but in truth the premise simply isn't big enough to carry the whole movie. Also I can't begin to understand why some of the talking heads were even there , other than having seen Psycho at some point I'm not sure how they can be thought of as having any great insight to offer.

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