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MGM Press Release: Dressed To Kill (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    A BEAUTIFUL STRANGER HAS A NAUGHTY SECRET…

    Brian De Palma’s Sexy Crime Thriller
    DRESSED TO KILL
    Makes Its Blu-ray Debut on September 6




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    LOS ANGELES (August 16, 2011) – Relive every suspenseful, erotically-charged fantasy captured in the timeless MGM classic DRESSED TO KILL, making its Blu-ray debut September 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables), DRESSED TO KILL is a dark, psychological crime thriller with twists and turns around every corner.




    Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson, “Police Woman”) is a sexually-repressed housewife who seeks treatment from Dr. Robert Elliott (two-time Academy Award®-winner Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules). While secretly leaving a hotel after a one-night affair, Kate is mysteriously murdered by a tall blonde woman wearing sunglasses. The only witness is a high-priced call girl, Liz (Nancy Allen in a Golden Globe®-nominated performance), who becomes the killer’s next target. With the help of Kate’s grown son, Peter (Keith Gordon, A Midnight Clear), Liz discovers that the murderer is connected to Dr. Elliott, and the pair come face-to-face with a shocking surprise.




    DRESSED TO KILL will be available on single-disc Blu-ray and includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery. The ARP for Blu-ray is $16.99.





    DRESSED TO KILL Special Features


    • Unrated Cut Blu-ray
    “The Making of a Thriller” Full-Length Documentary including interviews with Brian De Palma, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Dennis Franz


    “Slashing Dressed to Kill” Featurette


    “Dressed to Kill: An Appreciation by Keith Gordon” Featurette


    “Comparison of the Unrated, R-rated, and Network Versions” Featurette


    Animated Photo Gallery




    About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.


    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.



    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.





    DRESSED TO KILL DVD: (Catalog #M124694)


    Street Date: September 6, 2011


    Screen Format: Widescreen 2.35:1


    Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / French: Mono


    Subtitles: Dubbed: English & French / Subtitled: English, French & Spanish


    U.S. Rating: Unrated


    Total Run Time: 105 minutes

    Closed Captioned: Yes



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  2. cineMANIAC

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    Glad this is making the jump to hi-def, even if DePalma's 70's fiilms look like they were shot with vaseline on the camera lens. I don't know why anyone would choose to shoot a film like that but, hey, whatever. Great artwork. I see they got rid of the "From the Maker of Scarface" sticker from the cover. Movies should be judged on their own, not compared to a director's other work. Dressed To Kill was made BEFORE Scarface, anyway.
     
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    Good to see this coming. It was one hell of a flick when it came out and still is. Had to go and shoo out the theatre ushers from that screen when the movie started. Nothing was getting cleaned up nor tickets torn. That is one good compliment to Angie Dickinson.

    I liked the way DePalma filmed it as in soft focus for it helped the film's eerie atmosphere, but interested in how this is going to look on Blu-ray. I laughed at the above Vaseline on the lens reference, for the first time I saw DRESSED TO KILL, I told the projectionist to clean the lens and projection window not realizing it was DePalma focus.
     
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    Are MGM's Blu-ray discs region locked?


    Excellent film Dressed to Kill (1980). Sir Michael Caine's films around the late 70's through to the early 80's have had a bit of criticism in recent years, but he made some pretty good films and Dressed to Kill is one of them. Also like the way the film was shot, and if you recommend this film to a friend don't say anything about the twist. Not knowing what happens only helps to enhance the enjoyment of this thriller. Atmospheric, frightening and dramatic it's one of the best films I've seen.
     
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    Dressed To Kill is my second favorite DePalma movie. It's nice to see others appreciate it too.
     
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    No original mono option? Drat. :(
     
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    As lovely as Angie Dickenson was in this movie a body double was used for the nude scenes, although if memory serves me Dickenson initially denied it. Great movie, will buy it the day it is released!
     
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    De Palma even used the idea for his later film Body Double.
     
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    I think everyone denied at the time. Who wouldn't?
     
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    This is a favorite of mine since I first discovered it on The Movie Channel when I was a kid. In fact I had just watched it from I think Retro HD and it looked pretty good, but I wasn't sure if it had an HD master or was an upconvert. Then I was browsing thru the upcoming releases at Amazon a couple of weeks ago and to my surprise I saw it available for pre-order, so I jumped on it right away. It was one of those that I just had for whatever reason just not gotten on DVD, so I was glad to finally get it and in HD no less. Very fun fall for me, as there are so many movies coming to Blu-ray that I'm really looking to, and many that I wouldn't have guessed would be coming out at all.
     
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    Doesn't the DVD contain both unrated and R-rated cuts accessible via seamless branching? It would be nice if the Blu-ray had that option, too. Vincent
     
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    The opposite will probably happen, knowing how many remakes get made these days, but I hope Dressed to Kill doesn't get remade. When it had this atmosphere of dread and suspense and an involving story, you just can't see it being re-created for a remake. But I'd like to be proven wrong.


    Nancy Travis played a good part in this film (Dennis Franz made a memorable appearance as well).
     
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    Dressed to Kill was like a film of two halves,

    starting off with Angie Dickinson, then with Nancy Allen's character becoming one of the film's focuses later on.
     
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    ^ I'm Travis, she's Nancy Allen. :)
     
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    I keep getting her surname mixed up with another actress. lol Thanks for correcting me.
     
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    Which of course is patterened on

    Psycho, where the focus switches from Janet Leigh to Vera Miles.
     
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    In my first post I mentioned the twist in Dressed to Kill.

    Now if my memory is correct you could say there are two twists, the first one involving Angie Dickinson's character and the piece of paper she finds in the drawer.



    Has a soundtrack of Dressed to Kill been released on CD?
     
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    It was released by Varee Sarabande, although the CD might be out of print at the moment. Wonderful Pino Donaggio score. :)
     
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    It figures. I've recently watched my DVD of this twice in the past few months, once with my girlfriend and another time with my nephew. I'm kinda "Dressed-to-Killed Out", and now I gotta get the Blu-ray!
     

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