The Birds

The Birds

DVD - 2000
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A small California town is attacked by thousands of birds.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2000
Edition: Collector's edition
ISBN: 9780783240237
0783240236
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR Bir
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Alfred Hitchcock's The birds

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Maoisdead
May 03, 2017

The Birds is dated...no doubt,but It is enduring in any ways. For one,it has an eerie quality about what is going and why that has never been answered. Yet the story is well enough told that what and why is secondary to all the strange happenings and why all these birds descend on innocent members of a small seaside community.
The banter between Tippie Hendren and Robert Taylor is fun and well played and reminiscent of male,female relationships of the time.

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akirakato
May 03, 2017

This is a 1963 American horror-thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.
It depicts a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of a few days.
Evan Hunter, a screenwriter, developed new characters and a more elaborate plot while keeping the storyline and concept of unexplained bird attacks.
Superb, chilling, amazing, fascinating and unique are the special effects shots of the attacking birds.
It is one of the best animal horror movies.

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VonHafenstaaad
May 02, 2017

Few films depict so eerily yet so meticulously the metaphysical and historical sense of a world out of joint.

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TheeAvebury
May 02, 2017

One of Hitchcock's best.

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mammothhawk229e
May 02, 2017

I got four words to this "horror" film; passenger pigeons meet guns

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XGirl
Jan 22, 2017

Well, darlings - For early-1960's horror it's OK - But I heard that a lot of the birds used in this film were actually hurt in various ways. Tsk. Tsk. No animal protection available for these defenceless creatures.

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Calvacade
Aug 04, 2016

An excellent suspense film from Alfred Hitchcock- this is one of my personal favorites of Hitch.

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DickyMicky
Jun 03, 2016

OK. Here's the sound of the birds in The Birds... Caw! Caw! Caw!... Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!... Cackle! Cackle! Cackle!... Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!... Squawk! Squawk! Squawk! (Ad nauseum)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds was the film that followed next after Psycho. And, when it came to the element of horror, I think this film was clearly a giant step down the ladder.

This film's preposterous story about common birds, like crows, seagulls and finches, flocking together and deliberately attacking the residents in the town of Bodega Bay (with the intent to kill them) made no sense at all.

And the focus on the hot/cold relationship that got underway between Mitch and Melanie only served to turn the whole story into a sappy, second-rate soap opera. It really did.

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Tinkerdanielle
Mar 17, 2016

Loved it. Alfred Hitchcock makes the best movies. This movie was great. The special effects were very good.:)

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ThomasJWhiting
Aug 22, 2015

My wanting it to make some sense logically (which it never did) detracted from the overall film watching experience.

I rather enjoyed seeing Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, and Rod Taylor - great acting.

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aaa5756 Jul 31, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 17, 2012

I think you're the cause of all this. I think you're evil! Eeeevil!! (followed by a hard slap to the speaker's face)

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lms Jul 21, 2008

Tippi Hendren was great in this

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ladyhawk
Mar 30, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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