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Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma

 
Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1980
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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  • Spine #770

Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller. At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large. With its masterfully executed scenes of horror, voluptuous camera work, and passionate score, Dressed to Kill is a veritable symphony of terror, enhanced by vivid performances by Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, and Nancy Allen.

Cast

Dr. Robert ElliottMichael Caine
Kate MillerAngie Dickinson
Liz BlakeNancy Allen
Peter MillerKeith Gordon
Detective MarinoDennis Franz
Dr. LevyDavid Margulies
Betty LuceSusanna Clemm
Warren LockmanKen Baker
Cleveland SamBrandon Maggart
Cleaning womanAmalie Collier
Woman in restaurantMary Davenport
NurseAnneka De Lorenzo

Credits

DirectorBrian De Palma
Written byBrian De Palma
Produced byGeorge Litto
Music composed byPino Donaggio
Conducted byNatale Massara
Director of photographyRalf Bode
Art directorGary Weist
CostumesAnn Roth
Edited byJerry Greenberg
Production manager/Associate producerFred Caruso
Assistant directorMichael Rauch
Camera operatorMichael Stone

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer of director Brian De Palma’s preferred unrated version, supervised by the director, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between De Palma and filmmaker Noah Baumbach
  • New interviews with actor Nancy Allen, producer George Litto, composer Pino Donaggio, shower-scene body double Victoria Lynn Johnson, and poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian
  • The Making of “Dressed to Kill,” a 2001 documentary
  • New profile of cinematographer Ralf Bode, featuring filmmaker Michael Apted
  • Interview with actor-director Keith Gordon from 2001
  • Pieces from 2001 about the different versions of the film and the cuts made to avoid an X rating
  • Gallery of storyboards by De Palma
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Koresky

    Cover based on original poster

Film Essays

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Dressed to Kill: The Power of Two

By Michael Koresky September 08, 2015

Brian De Palma magnifies the pleasures and perils of Hitchcock and toys with the viewer’s spectatorship in his sly and scary horror masterpiece. Read more »

On Five

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From the De Palma Archives

September 11, 2016

On his seventy-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating the work of Hollywood enfant terrible Brian De Palma, whose iconoclastic five-decade career has encompassed an astonishing array of genres, . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Did You See This?

June 03, 2016

For the Edition, the online publication of the Metrograph theater, which is currently hosting a Brian De Palma retrospective, novelist Megan Abbott writes about the films that actor Nancy Allen . . . Read more »



Clippings


Film Essays

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Dressed to Kill: The Power of Two

By Michael Koresky September 08, 2015

Brian De Palma magnifies the pleasures and perils of Hitchcock and toys with the viewer’s spectatorship in his sly and scary horror masterpiece. Read more »


Announcements

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Dressed to Kill Alternate Discs

August 06, 2015

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 . . . Read more »

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