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The Psycho Legacy (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 19 October 2010
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The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series as today's masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.

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Jason Allentoff ... Himself
Sharen Camille Sharen Camille ... Herself
Mike Cucinotta Mike Cucinotta ... Himself
Juliette Cummins ... Herself
Jeff Fahey ... Himself
Lee Garlington ... Herself
Cynthia Garris ... Herself
Mick Garris ... Himself
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Himself
Stuart Gordon ... Himself
Adam Green ... Himself
Hilton A. Green Hilton A. Green ... Himself
Chris Hendrie ... Himself
Tom Holland ... Himself
Olivia Hussey ... Herself
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This documentary is a collection of interviews with various producers, actors and directors connected with the Psycho franchise. All give appropriate credit to the original Psycho (1960) for setting the stage of modern slasher films, with only limited information on other aspects of film's originality. Most of the documentary is spent discussing the three subsequent sequels, which produced diminishing returns with respect to quality. Written by garykmcd

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The ultimate retrospective on the most influential horror series of all time!

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psycho Legacy: 50 Years of Norman Bates See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Richard Franklin was originally slated to be interviewed in this documentary, but unfortunately died before said interview could be filmed. See more »

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Kurt Paul: Tony lived for his wife and his sons. And he gave a hundred percent, he was honest to his craft, he never lied to anyone. I was there in his last breath, I was there and I was blessed. There will never be another Tony, never. I would never pretend to be him, he was just a great man.
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Finally a Documentary That Covers the Sequels
21 August 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Psycho Legacy, The (2010)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

It took quite a while but fans of the PSYCHO series finally have a documentary that covers all four films. Although the end result isn't as great as one might hope, there are still enough original cast members and nice stories being told to make this a must-see. Jeff Fahey, Lee Garlington, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adam Green, Tom Holland, Olivia Hussey, Robert Loggia, Diane Scarwid, Brinke Stevens and Henry Thomas are just a few of the faces who give interviews and it's good to see that so many of the supporting players from the three sequels are on hand. Again, this documentary is certainly a mixed blessing but it's also the only thing out there that really covers the sequels. I think a little too much detail is given in regards to the original movie and it's nothing we haven't heard before. I mean, there's the brilliant THE MAKING OF PSYCHO already out there plus countless books and magazines so I think less could have been said here. Things really pick up when we start to discuss the three very good sequels starting with a few notes on PSYCHO II including one story involving Perkins and Meg Tilly not getting along. Hearing Holland discuss the fears of trying to do a sequel was certainly interesting. PSYCHO III gets most of the main cast members back and both Fahey and Scarwid tell some great stories about working with Perkins who not only acted in the film but directed it. Director Garris doesn't shy away from saying Perkins was very difficult to work with on PSYCHO IV and some of this might have been due to the actor wanting to direct the film himself. Thomas and Hussey also share some very good stories about what they were trying to do with their roles. All three sequels are given equal playing time but one wishes that they had gone a bit further in the discussion of them. The DVD features plenty of bonus features that go into more detail but this documentary, I think, would have been better with more stories we haven't heard instead of going back over countless stories we've heard about the original. It's also worth noting that both BATES MOTEL and the remake are never mentioned. Still, even with the few minor issues, THE PSYCHO LEGACY is the only way to really hear about the sequels and there's no question that fans will enjoy seeing some of their favorite characters again.


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