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Dressed to kill

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Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm)


Not rated.


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.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer of director Brian De Palma's preferred unrated version, supervised by the director ; 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.

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