Sisters Sisters

Sisters

Brian De Palma

 
Sisters (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1973
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #89

Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann. Criterion is proud to present Sisters in a new Special Edition.

Cast

Danielle BretonMargot Kidder
Grace CollierJennifer Salt
Joseph LarchCharles Durning
Emil BretonBill Finley
Phillip WoodeLisle Wilson
Mr. McLennenBarnard Hughes

Credits

DirectorBrian De Palma
ProducerEdward R. Pressman
ScreenplayBrian De Palma and Louisa Rose
EditingPaul Hirsch
CinematographyGregory Sandor
MusicBernard Herrmann
Production designGary Weist
TitlesRichard Hess
Title sequence filmed byLennart Nilsson
DocumentaryJay Cocks

Disc Features

  • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions with restored picture and sound
  • Director Brian De Palma’s 1973 Village Voice essay “Murder by Moog: Scoring the Chill,” on working with composer Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Citizen Kane)
  • A 1973 print interview with De Palma on the making of Sisters
  • “Rare Study of Siamese Twins in Soviet,” the 1966 Life magazine article that inspired De Palma
  • Excerpts from the original press book, including ads and exploitation
  • Hundreds of production, publicity, and behind-the-scenes stills
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

Sisters

By Bruce KawinOctober 02, 2000

The most important of Brian De Palma’s earlier features, Greetings (1968) and Hi, Mom! (1970), . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Sisters

By Bruce KawinOctober 02, 2000

The most important of Brian De Palma’s earlier features, Greetings (1968) and Hi, Mom! (1970), . . . Read more »