Psycho Psycho 2 Psycho 3

02/10/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 02/10/2006
  |  307 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing the first three films from the 'Psycho' horror series. In 'Psycho' (1960), Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from one of her employer's clients. Taking a wrong turn in a storm, Marion arrives at the isolated Bates Motel, run by the twitchy Norman (Anthony Perkins), who is constantly at the beck and call of his unseen mother. When Marion takes a shower in her room, a sudden knife attack brings her life to an end. Upon discovering her body Norman covers up the murder, but it is not long before Marion's sister and boyfriend are attempting to track her down. Director Alfred Hitchcock filmed this seminal thriller in a month, with a low budget and a streamlined crew. In 'Psycho 2' (1983), ex-motel owner Norman Bates (Perkins) has spent most of his adult life in a secure prison, following murders he committed some 20 years before. Judged sane by a psychiatric report, Norman is released and returns to his gothic family home. However, when he takes in a young, female lodger, the old demons seem about to resurface. In 'Psycho 3' (1986), a runaway nun seeks refuge at the Bates Motel, where Norman (Perkins) is still in charge. Unfortunately for her, she has the same initials as Marion Crane, the woman he stabbed to death in the original film, and she triggers off some shower related memories in him. A fledgling love affair begins between the two, but his demanding 'mother' is not happy with her son's choice of partner and is determined to exert her parental influence.