The Birds
  • Directors(s)

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • Production Year

    1963

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    119m

  • Cast

    Malcolm Atterbury, Doodles Weaver, Joe Mantell, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, 'Tippi' Hedren, Lonny Chapman, Rith McDevitt, Charles McGraw, Ethel Griffies, Rod Taylor

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Film

The Birds

Contains moderate threat and horror

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

  • Directors(s)

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • Production Year

    1963

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    119m

  • Cast

    Malcolm Atterbury, Doodles Weaver, Joe Mantell, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, 'Tippi' Hedren, Lonny Chapman, Rith McDevitt, Charles McGraw, Ethel Griffies, Rod Taylor

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THE BIRDS is Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1963 horror film about a small Californian community plagued by an attack of aggressive birds.

Threat

The film contains several sequences in which people are attacked by swooping birds, including an attack on a group of terrified school children. While the infliction of injuries is not normally shown, there is some sight of the aftermath of attacks, including a sequence of shots showing a dead man whose eyes have been pecked out. We also see flames engulf a driver after he inadvertently sets fire to a petrol spillage. Other bodies are shown as a result of the attacks.

The film shows a number of characters smoking as was the norm for the era.

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The BirdsCinema119m 46sRank Film Dists Ltd04/04/1963
The BirdsCinema119m 21sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)24/07/2012
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The BirdsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming119m 20sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd04/10/2012
The BirdsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming113m 35sCIC Video03/04/1987
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Alfred Hitchcock's The BirdsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming5m 9sUniversal Pictures (UK)10/08/1999
The BirdsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming5m 9sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd26/06/2001
The BirdsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming4m 57sCIC Video21/04/1992
  • Classified date

    04/10/2012

  • BBFC reference

    BVF028666

  • Language

    English