Gus Van Sant

To Die For

To Die For

The all-American obsession with celebrity turns monstrous in this deliciously subversive (and disturbingly prescient) satire of our television-mediated, true-crime-obsessed age. In a career breakthrough, Nicole Kidman delivers a diabolical deconstruction of the girl next door as a local TV weather reporter whose perfectly perky facade belies a murderous heart, as her ruthless pursuit of fame ensnares three disaffected teens in a sordid, tabloid-ready scandal. Deftly deploying shifting perspectives, faux-documentary interviews, and a supporting cast featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, and Casey Affleck, director Gus Van Sant adds provocative layers of meaning to this darkly funny examination of suburban sociopathy.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1995
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1213

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary featuring Van Sant, Edwards, and editor Curtiss Clayton
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang

    New design by Tori Huynh

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Mar 26, 2024

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary featuring Van Sant, Edwards, and editor Curtiss Clayton
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang

    New design by Tori Huynh
To Die For
Cast
Buck Henry
Mr. Finlaysson
Nicole Kidman
Suzanne Stone
Matt Dillon
Larry Maretto
Joaquin Phoenix
Jimmy Emmett
Illeana Douglas
Janice Maretto
Alison Folland
Lydia Mertz
Dan Hedaya
Joe Maretto
Maria Tucci
Angela Maretto
Casey Affleck
Russell Hines
Wayne Knight
Ed Grant
Joyce Maynard
Lawyer
David Cronenberg
Man at lake
Credits
Director
Gus Van Sant
Produced by
Laura Ziskin
Screenplay by
Buck Henry
Based on the novel by
Joyce Maynard
Executive producer
Jonathan Taplin
Executive producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo
Director of photography
Eric Alan Edwards
Production designer
Missy Stewart
Editor
Curtiss Clayton
Music by
Danny Elfman