Brian De Palma

Sisters

Sisters

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, Brian 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.

Film Info

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

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Brian De Palma, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Jennifer Salt
  • Interviews from 2004 with De Palma, actors William Finley and Charles Durning, and producer Edward R. Pressman
  • Audio from a 1973 discussion with De Palma at the AFI
  • Appearance from 1970 by actor Margot Kidder on The Dick Cavett Show
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey, excerpts from a 1973 interview with De Palma on the making of the film, and a 1973 article by De Palma on working with composer Bernard Hermann

New cover by Jay Shaw

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Oct 23, 2018

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Brian De Palma, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Jennifer Salt
  • Interviews from 2004 with De Palma, actors William Finley and Charles Durning, and producer Edward R. Pressman
  • Audio from a 1973 discussion with De Palma at the AFI
  • Appearance from 1970 by actor Margot Kidder on The Dick Cavett Show
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey, excerpts from a 1973 interview with De Palma on the making of the film, and a 1973 article by De Palma on working with composer Bernard Hermann

New cover by Jay Shaw

Sisters
Cast
Margot Kidder
Danielle Breton
Jennifer Salt
Grace Collier
Charles Durning
Joseph Larch
Bill Finley
Emil Breton
Lisle Wilson
Phillip Woode
Barnard Hughes
Mr. McLennen
Credits
Director
Brian De Palma
Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Screenplay
Brian De Palma
Screenplay
Louisa Rose
Editing
Paul Hirsch
Cinematography
Gregory Sandor
Music
Bernard Herrmann
Production design
Gary Weist
Titles
Richard Hess
Title sequence filmed by
Lennart Nilsson
Documentary
Jay Cocks

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