Alternate Versions (7)

  • On the Universal DVD, Norman can be heard (not seen) screaming "I am Norman Bates!" as Sam Loomis rushes in to stop him from murdering Lila. The scream is not present in at least some release prints.
  • For the original theatrical release, the UK censors cut the shower scene. All later video/DVD releases reinstated this footage, but lacked the cuts implemented in America.
  • A shot of Marion removing her black bra before her shower was removed by the U.S. censors while the scene remained intact in the U.K.
  • In the UK, the film was originally distributed by Universal Pictures and cinema and VHS releases replaced the Paramount Pictures logo with the Universal one. DVD releases have the Paramount logo as seen in the US version.
  • Psycho was cut 1 minute and 11 seconds by Norwegian censors before its cinema release in 1960, in 1975 the movie was released uncut for the first time after 15 years.
  • Hitchcock hesitated in editing a superimposition of Norman and Mother's skull in the closing shot. Eventually only some copies featured the trick by then.
  • When "Psycho" appeared in syndication on TV stations such as WOR-TV, sometimes a print was shown that completely excised the portion of the movie where Marion tries to exchange her car, cutting from when she gets sleepy and pulls over for a nap, to when she pulls into the Bates Motel.