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  • Manufacturer: MGM
  • UPC #883904246947
  • Model #M124694

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # M124694 )

    Plot
      One of Brian De Palma's most divisive films, Dressed to Kill is a spine-chilling Alfred Hitchcock update for the late 1970s. Sexually frustrated wife and mother Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) visits her New York psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine), to complain about her unfulfilling erotic life. When she then goes to meet her husband at a museum, she meets an anonymous man whom she follows out to a cab. After an afternoon of satisfying sex, Kate discovers that the man has a venereal disease, but that information becomes a moot point when a razor-wielding blonde woman slashes Kate to ribbons in the elevator of the man's building. Blonde prostitute Liz (Nancy Allen), who caught a glimpse of the murderer, becomes both the prime suspect and the killer's next target. With the police less than willing to believe her story, Liz joins forces with Kate's son Peter (Keith Gordon) to get the psychopath themselves. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Thriller
    Movie Level Themes
      Woman In Jeopardy, Witnessing a Crime, Serial Killers
    Movie Level Tones
      Disturbing, Tense, Harsh, Sexual, Stylized, Lurid

    DVD Features

    • The making of Dressed to Kill documentary including interviews and Brian De Palma, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and more
    • Unrated, R-Rated and TV-rated comparison featurette
    • Slashing Dressed to Kill featurette
    • An appreciation by Keith Gordon featurette
    • Animated photo gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
    Awards
    • 1980--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Nancy Allen-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Just as Brian De Palma's Obsession rewrote Vertigo, Dressed To Kill rewrites Psycho. This time out, however, De Palma displays far more wit in an overhaul enjoyable for even those less immersed in Hitchcockiana than himself. Criticized for its sadism, the film might more accurately be described as an exploration of the sadism already implicit in Hitchcock's work, particularly in a bravura opening sequence featuring Angie Dickinson. Of course, how easily viewers let De Palma off the hook will depend on how literally they take the whole exercise. Certainly decades of advancement in gay rights date certain aspects of the film. But with De Palma it's best never to underestimate the satirical element, and here he combines his biting humor with some of the most thrilling suspense sequences of his career. It's a delicate balance that can produce such misfires as Body Double but when done right makes for a pretty thrilling ride. ~ Keith Phipps, Rovi


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    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player





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