• 78/52 (2017)


Release Date: October 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

An in-depth look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" - composed of 78 setups and 52 cuts - and the screen murder that profoundly changed world cinema.

Cast: Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth, Oz Perkins, Leigh Whannell

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Exhibit A Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    It’s a rare inside glimpse of how a cosmic moment is stitched together. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A resourceful, if rather hyperbolic documentary that devotes 90 minutes to analyzing one of the most famous scenes in film history. show more

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Philippe’s strongest work in 78/52 is the historical context, ranging from the images and roles of mothers in 1950s popular culture to a key handful of movies photographed in black and white (as was “Psycho,” partly to get the blood past the censors) released the previous year, 1959. show more

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