Conclusion: If it wasn't a 'Psycho' sequel, 'Psycho II' would be a pretty good film, but some of the choices the movie makes as it continues the story of serial killer Norman Bates leave an oh-so-foul taste in this reviewer's mouth. Director Richard Franklin, however, at least respects the Hitchcock original and appropriately honors it, despite employing unnecessary gratuitous violence, and Tom Holland's screenplay is masterfully crafted, even if I don't agree with the arcs he...
Excerpt: This 1983 sequel to Hitchcock's Psycho , the 1960 classic that started it all and inspired countless imitations, is skillfully directed by Australian filmmaker Richard Franklin ( Patrick , Road Games ) and once again stars Anthony Perkins in the role he's best remembered for, that of Norman Bates.
Conclusion: Don’t be afraid Psycho -only(!) loyalists. The time is now to venture and see what you’ve been missing out on for the last 30 years. Scream Factory gives Norman Bates a fantastic display for his second outing’s first trip to Blu-ray. I really like the picture quality on this release quite a bit. The extras provide what they can as cast members and those behind the camera aren’t around anymore. There is top notch commentary that is a must listen provided.
Excerpt: It is a perfect, untouchable classic—one of the most brilliant (if not the most brilliant) horror/suspense movies ever made, with flawless direction, an iconic score, a clever, twisty script and a brilliant performance by Anthony Perkins. Making a sequel to Psycho is like trying to make a sequel to Citizen Kane . It should be left alone.
Excerpt: Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) word 22 jaar na de gruwelijke gebeurtenissen in het Bates Motel als genezen verklaard. Hij keert terug naar zijn oude huis en probeert weer een normaal leven op te bouwen.