Restored Version of ‘Psycho’ Showing in English

Anthony Perkins in ‘Psycho’

Just in time to kick off the month of Halloween, the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock is having a showing at the Cinema Stenson (via Don Minzoni 25/c). From Monday, October 10 until Wednesday 12, Psycho will be screened in English with Italian subtitles, and the movie is the restored version.

This means that this will be a 4k resolution extended version, and it also features an extra 13 seconds of restored footage. Those 13 seconds had been cut after the initial theatrical release in 1960, and so now with them added back in, the movie can now be viewed the way Alfred Hitchcock intended it to be seen.

Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, the film stars Anthony Perkins as serial killer Norman Bates, who owns a dark old house and motel where he preys on the hapless victims who decide to stay overnight. Another character in the movie is Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh, who goes missing. The narrative follows Marion’s sister and private investigator, interpreted by Vera Miles, and the audience follows along as she tries to find her sister in one of the most sinister places to exist and the last place where she was seen— the Bates Motel.

Hitchcock’s masterpiece toys with the emotions of the audience’s expectations, wielding anticipation and horror like a weapon to slice through expectations one would normally have of a classic horror movie.

The times the movie is playing are as follows: Monday, October 10 at 4:15 pm and 9 pm, Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm, and Wednesday, October 12 at 4:15 pm. (Isabella Azzaro)