The Playlist's Drew Taylor speculates that a new clue from Criterion hints that a new DVD package of Brian De Palma's Blow Out may be on the way soon. A very welcome idea, as the film has been out of print on DVD for some time now.
Hello and welcome to the unofficial Brian De Palma website.
Here is the latest news:
his recent films:
"What I was
trying to do with
those films was to
make three student
films in order to
try and set a new
trajectory and try to
say, 'Well, what
happens if I have no
resources?' Now, having
done that, my new
work is going to be
much more ambitious
and bigger in scope and
budget and ambition,
but now building on a
new confidence or
assurance. The three
little films were very
useful. I'm glad I did
it. I hope George Lucas
does it, because he
has a wonderful personal
filmmaking ability that
people haven't seen
for a while."
a la Mod:
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 4:18 PM CDTName: "Ryan Clark"
I'm so excited about this! I hope they release it on blu-ray as well.
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 4:46 PM CDTName: "Bill Fentum"
That's what I hope, too, Ryan. It's funny, I saw this clue in Criterion's e-mail newsletter yesterday, and at first it didn't register with me. Then I woke up this morning with the realization: It could hardly be anything but Blow Out!
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 5:45 PM CDTName: "Randy Aitken"
This is the dvd news that I have been hoping would become a reality for several years. Releasing Blow Out on blu-ray or dvd through the Criterion Collection is a no-brainer, and overdue. This film deserves the CC treatment. It would be wonderful if a new print could be released to theatres as a promotional tie-in with this new dvd edition. Bring it on Criterion, we're ready!
PS to Mr.Bill Fenton: I really miss visiting your online De Palma site. I hope that in the future, if your time would allow it, you might consider a resurrection of the site, or perhaps you could turn that information into a book for cinema fans and De Palma fans. Thanks for your work!
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 5:49 PM CDTName: "Randy Aitken"
I apologize for my typo. I meant to write " Mr. Bill Fentum"...
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 6:06 PM CDTName: "Bill Fentum"
I miss those days, too, and still hope to find time some day to create another site or, absolutely, a book on De Palma's work. I'm glad Geoff has kept his site going; after all these years, it remains an invaluable service!
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 3:50 AM CDTName: "Ryan Clark"
Actually, Dressed to Kill has been out of print for a while, too. Could that one be on the way as well? One can hope. I'd also love a Criterion blu-ray of The Fury, though that's probably less likely. The old DVD transfer is looking pretty awful these days.
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 11:55 AM CDTName: "Randy Aitken"
Ryan - "I second that emotion" to quote Smokey Robinson.
Bill F. - I wholeheartedly agree with you about Geoff's website. I have to try and restrain my (sincere) enthusiasm...
(now don't get the De Niro-Capone-Untouchables scene in your head right now)
...for his De Palma A La Mod site and my love of Brian De Palma's films, but I end up sharing my feelings anyway.
After we all celebrate the release of Blow Out, it would be very appropriate to see follow-up releases of Dressed to Kill, The Fury, and Obsession released by Criterion as well. It’s a great time to be a Brian De Palma fan. Now, how many more months do we have to wait until Toyer? Sheeesh. I can handle it!
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 6:55 PM CDTName: "Joshua Sapp"
Nice I sent them a suggestion like a month ago to do Blow Out on blu ray. Hurray for wishes coming true if in fact it is Blow Out.
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 8:13 PM CDTName: "Ryan Clark"
Now that I think about it, I may have sent them an e-mail suggesting Blow Out, too! It'd be nice if our e-mails helped their decision to release the film.
I'm sure their edition will be packed with extras. I'm hoping for a nice mix of current and vintage interviews with cast and crew. Anyone know if there are any promotional pieces made for the film's release that are waiting to be unearthed? Behind-the=scenes footage would blow out my mind. ;)
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 9:37 AM CSTName: "Samuel Fulmer"
Good news if true. I always found it odd that when this DVD came out alongside the Dressed to Kill and Carrie DVDs back in 2001, it was the only one that didn't have a making of documentary on it.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 8:34 PM CSTName: "Donald Devienne"
The Criterion Collection on facebook has posted today a still from one of the upcoming extras for their release of Blow Out. Check it out Geoff.