great sequel with inconsistent picture and nothing else!
5 September 2014
Excerpt: Film Buff was right about the picture quality it starts out with alot of noise causing the clarity to be horrible but about maybe 40 minutes into the movie the clarity and detail take a turn for the much better and the outdoor scenes look great at this point all things considered.I did however have a problem with the music drowning out the dialogue by being way to loud in the first 40 minutes or so.it seems they did not put alot care into the audio like Universal did...
Excerpt: Was really looking forward to this title...and like several reviews I've read here and elsewhere, was pretty disappointed...I was really hoping this would look great as it did when I first saw this (many times) in the theater...this didn't even come close. I suppose there wasn't a lot of money to give this a true makeover...needless to say the picture here is far too bright and washed out looking..
Excerpt: i saw this movie so many time and now in bluray i enjoy it too much i don' t know why some people don' t find the picture good quality for me except the beginning in black and white who is very grainy the rest is very colourful and very nice and the sound is super too so i am going to see psycho 3 soon super bluray
Excerpt: I think most will agree Psycho II is a fantastic sequel, perhaps one of the best the genre has ever seen. Especially considering the legendary status of the original. Scream Factory has proven themselves to be the undisputed leader of genre releases on blu-ray these last few years and this (as well as Psycho III) have been titles I've been looking forward to for ages! Which is why it's so depressing that the picture quality on this release is anything but top-notch.
It's 22 Years Later, and Norman Bates is Coming Home.
28 September 2013
Excerpt: Not many sequels can argue that they where better or at least equal to their distinguished originals. 1960's Psycho, the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece that defined mystery & horror (although not really horror in the likeness of 'slasher' films) called for a second part or a third or fourth (a made for TV prequel), but along came Psycho II and picked up 22 yrs later just as the adds explained. Norman is up to his old tricks or is he? or did "Mother" really survive.
Excerpt: I just got this Blu Ray by Shout Factory and while picture quality is better than the previous DVD released, I am a little disappointed with inconsistencies in that quality. I have a few other Shout Factory titles and I notice they are inconsistent in the PQ department. It's confusing how they can do such a nice job on say "Halloween 2" yet fall short on many other titles.
Summary: The belated sequel came 23 years after the original was made, and seems like a very bad idea. But strangely, it works. The premise behind it is actually quite good, but unfortunately it's impossible to go into details without ruining the plot...suffice to say, give it a chance. It's better than you'd think!
Excerpt: Psycho II is surprisingly a bit better than one might think, especially when going into the film with extremely low expectations. However, it's still very bad. The original Psycho is one of my all-time favorite films in the history of cinema, probably in my top 10, so I obviously was very hesitant to see the forgotten an rarely-discussed sequels to Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece, as I thought they would partially ruin the original.