• Update, 8/6/15: Good news, everyone. The Dressed to Kill street date is moving to September 8. Thanks to the concerns of our customers and the efforts of reviewers at websites like DVDBeaver.com, who helped point out the problems with the release early, we were able to make the fix before the bulk of orders had shipped. We will, of course, replace any faulty copies that may find their way into circulation, but we are working to ensure that all customers, including those who have placed preorders, and all major retailers will have corrected product in time for the new street date. To be certain that you have the correct version, look for the words “Second printing” on the back of the package and on the disc.

    Original post, 8/4/15: In our haste to respond to customer concerns about the anamorphic compression on our release of Dressed to Kill, we posted incorrectly that the change had been made at the behest of the director. Brian De Palma did ask for a change to the geometry of the scan, but it was to address the distortion he saw in the image, not to apply it. Unfortunately, that change was never carried over in the final product, and the resulting discs are wrong. Therefore, we are reauthoring discs without the squeeze and will make them available to all purchasers of our release of Dressed to Kill free of charge. Simply e-mail Jon Mulvaney (mulvaney@criterion.com) with your name, address, and some proof of purchase, such as a receipt, and we will send you a corrected copy. We regret the inconvenience, but we hope that in the end all of our customers will end up with a copy of Dressed to Kill that accurately reflects the film as well as the director’s intentions.

26 comments

  • By Director's C.
    August 04, 2015
    06:03 PM

    So when this release ships from Amazon on August 18th, will it be the re-authored disk, or the defective one?
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    • By Ashtronaut
      August 04, 2015
      06:52 PM

      It will be the defective one. You have to get the re-authored copy by e-mailing Jon Mulvaney with the instructions provided.
  • By David Hollingsworth
    August 04, 2015
    07:00 PM

    What about the August 18th release from Barnes and Noble? Will it also be the defective one?
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    • By Ashtronaut
      August 04, 2015
      07:18 PM

      Yes. Every release from anywhere will be defective. It's all from the same batch of discs that were pressed and sent out. The question is whether they'll ever get rid of the original First Printing start re-packaging the Second Printing like they did with 'Eraserhead'. I don't know the answer to that.
    • By rotch
      August 05, 2015
      01:38 PM

      Wait... what was wrong with Eraserhead??
  • By Monty Britton
    August 04, 2015
    07:29 PM

    Criterion is still the best!! Thank you for respecting us film lovers by producing the best blu rays on the market! Always have (since Laserdisc days) and always will be a Criterion supporter. Thank you again. Getting ready to view your NIGHT AND THE CITY blu ray! :)
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  • By mouserobot
    August 04, 2015
    07:31 PM

    Does this problem apply to both the blu ray and the dvd?
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  • By Reeniop5
    August 04, 2015
    08:13 PM

    Thank you very much for considering your long time film fans! Much appreciated!
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  • By Jessie Maness
    August 05, 2015
    10:50 AM

    This might be a stupid question but, when the disc is released, will it be the broken disc or will they fix it in time of the release?
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  • By HUSKY
    August 05, 2015
    02:34 PM

    Will you automatically be shipping the fixed version to people that ordered the film directly from the criterion collection website? Since you already have all of those names, adresses and proof of purchase? Please let us know, Thank you.
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  • By Catman
    August 05, 2015
    03:28 PM

    Hi criterion, apparently there seems to be a bundle of folks wondering whether you will ship the corrected disc to those who buy it directly from the criterion website. Please answer us on that regard because i want to preorder it ASAP. Thanks
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  • By Matty Stanfield
    August 05, 2015
    03:59 PM

    I've "pre-ordered" this Blu-ray via Amazon. Will a forward of shipment email suffice as a receipt?
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  • By Patrick
    August 06, 2015
    07:34 AM

    Some day I'd love to meet Jon Mulvaney and shake his hand. He always saves the day!
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  • By KH
    August 06, 2015
    11:04 AM

    I notice that Amazon in no longer accepting orders on the Dressed to Kill blu-ray. I kept my order in place, but would prefer to not have to deal with the exchange process...if I get word that Amazon will soon be offering the corrected discs, I'll cancel my order and wait to place a new order.
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  • By Matty Stanfield
    August 06, 2015
    01:46 PM

    I know. A bow to Jon Mulvaney and Criterion. It is odd, but I am kind of interesting to compare both discs. I'm strange that way. Amazon is still listing that my order will be shipped. I suspect it would be wasteful for Criterion to discard first "incorrect" pressing which sounds more related to De Palma failing to clearly communicating ratio aspect. Some or many people will not notice or care about the difference. I am not one, but I am curious to watch the difference. The MGM release was such a bummer.
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  • By HUSKY
    August 06, 2015
    05:27 PM

    Thank you for listening to our concerns Criterion!!!
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  • By Patryk
    August 09, 2015
    10:09 AM

    Did I miss an announcement about the initial pressing of "Eraserhead?" I haven't watched it yet and I don't see "second edition" on the jacket. It isn't even opened yet.
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  • By Ryan Swen
    August 10, 2015
    08:45 PM

    The first pressing of the Eraserhead disc had a glitch, the case should say first edition but the disc should say second edition.
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  • By Jon Mulvaney
    August 14, 2015
    01:50 PM

    Hi everyone! Any copy of DRESSED TO KILL that you receive should be the corrected version, no matter where you've ordered from. If you happen to receive the first edition, please email me then (mulvaney@criterion.com) with proof of purchase and your mailing address and I'll send you a corrected disc. The corrected edition will say 'second printing’ on the disc and the cover wrap.
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    • By Dylstar
      August 14, 2015
      09:01 PM

      It seems your Canadian Dist. wasn't aware? Amazon.ca just shipped my disc.
  • By John Brune
    September 08, 2015
    09:14 PM

    Is it possible to purchase the so-called broken disc? I believe it's a better transfer than the new one due to the fact that there is more information on the sides of the frame than the new replacement version. I don't mind it looking skinny a little bit--it looks much better than the "mumps" version DePalma is trying to pass off as accurate. The screen shots on Bluray.com and DVDBeaver.com say it all !!!! I will buy pressing number one but want nothing to do with the new one. Please let me know at steadicamjr@yahoo.com Thank you!
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  • By HarryLime1968
    September 15, 2015
    05:27 PM

    I just received my copy (in Canada) and its a FIRST PRINTING. So I guess that the problem has not been corrected 100%
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  • By Larry Davis
    October 08, 2015
    06:47 PM

    I got it in the Flash Sale a couple of days ago and got a first printing too, so they're still floating around, apparently.
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    • By Alan J. Abrams
      October 09, 2015
      08:53 PM

      I just received the Flash Sale copy copy as well and it is indeed the First Printing. I can't believe that they are sending out the defective copy after two months--from their own website!! Not good!!
  • By Jon Mulvaney
    October 10, 2015
    12:23 PM

    Hi everyone, If you receive a DRESSED TO KILL disc that says "first printing" on the outside cover, please open it and check the disc itself to see if it says "second pressing". We've learned that not all outer cover wraps were switched, and there are copies that say "first printing" on the wrap that have the corrected disc inside. If your disc does not say "second pressing" I'm happy to send you a replacement disc if you email me at mulvaney@criterion.com with your mailing address and order number. Please let me know if you have any additional questions, and thank you for supporting Criterion!
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    • By Alan J. Abrams
      October 10, 2015
      02:50 PM

      Thanks Jon - This is indeed correct - so please disregard my comment above - Criterion comes through again!!