The Birds (1963)
IMDb Rating 7.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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
Lonny Chapman Deke Carter
Richard Deacon
Doreen Lang
The story begins as an innocuous romantic triangle involving wealthy, spoiled Tippi Hedren, handsome Rod Taylor, and schoolteacher Suzanne Pleshette. The human story begins in a San Francisco pet shop and culminates at the home of Taylor'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 Tippi'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. — Hal Erickson
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Horror; Romance; Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Producer Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Evan Hunter; Daphne Du Maurier
Studio Universal Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 119 mins
Movie Release Date 3/28/1963
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 309
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/29/2004
Product Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192027529
Chapters 20
Release Date 3/28/2000
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
All About The Birds
Deleted Scene
The Original Ending
Storyboard Sequence
'Tippi' Hedren's Screen Test
The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel
Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel)
Production Photographs
Production Notes
Cast and Filmmakers
Theatrical Trailer
Universal Web Link
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