Rent The Birds (1963)

3.8 of 5 from 284 ratings
1h 55min
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As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school-children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
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Alfred Hitchcock
Daphne Du Maurier, Evan Hunter
Ub Iwerks
Universal Pictures
Classics, Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
115 minutes
English, German
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • All about The birds – Making of
  • Tippi Hedren's screen test
  • Universal news reel stories x 2
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Storyboard sequence: Deleted scene
  • Alternative ending (sketches and storyboards
  • Production photographs
Release Date:
Run Time:
119 minutes
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Deleted Scene
  • Original Ending
  • The Birds: Hitchcock's Monster Movie - New!
  • All About The Birds
  • Storyboards
  • Tippi Hedren's Screen Test
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts
  • The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel) Production Photographs
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of The Birds

Brilliant - The Birds review by CP Customer

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This really uses subtle acting and camera skills to set the scene of suspense. A really classic film and would thoroughly recommend.

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Dated special effects. A classic. - The Birds review by JD

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With Psycho, Hitchcocks best known film. Famous for good reason. At the time the special effects were the best available. The scenes of bird attacks now however are shocking only to the naive and very young. I was only 11 when I saw this film first and was very scared. An adult watching this now would have to be very sensitive to be scared. The scenes of struggling with a clearly stuffed seagull are mildly amusing. It has a 15 certificate so this gives it a target viewer of 15 - 18 (any older would certainly see through the production) or 50 plus (watching it for a second time or just a Hitchcock fan who missed it).

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Overrated Hitchcock. Dated. - The Birds review by AP

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I usually like films from legendary director Alfred Hitchcock.

His brand of suspense thrillers and technical film wizardry for the era are strongpoints. So it is with some degree of trepidation that my review of such a well known Hitchcock film is mediocre. The lowest I have rated one of his films.

I just found the build up starring the two principal actors Tippi Hedren as Socialite Melanie Daniels and Australian Rod Taylor as San Francisco lawyer Mitch Brenner...boring.

It begins with some potential romance scenario where Brenner and Taylor meet each other in a pet store before the film cuts to Daniels driving up the California coast to a resort called Bodega Bay where Taylor spends weekends with his domineering mother Lydia Brenner (Jessica Tandy).

Eventually some bird action occurs as Daniels is attacked by a rogue seagull.

Scenes are shown featuring other bird species in attack mode such as sparrows and crows.

The horror of the bird attacks look tame by modern standards but I imagine back in 1963 they caused a stir.

In one scene a dead body with no eyeballs is shown.

The film was produced way before computer effects so relies on special effects from cameras and film. They do the job adequately.

The film ends quite abruptly without providing adequate resolution in my opinion. Questions are left unanswered. Why do the birds attack the coastal town?

Does outsider to the town Daniels have some link?

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