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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Carlotta Films DVD and Blu-Ray editions of Brian De Palma's Blow Out and Dressed To Kill are released in France this week, and Fiction Factory has details (as well as 2-minute teasers) about the new interview segments it filmed and provided for the new editions. "Rag Doll Memories: Nancy Allen on Blow Out" runs 21 minutes. "Black and White in Color: Vilmos Zsigmond on Blow Out," with a running time of 27 minutes, has the cinematographer discussing his work with De Palma on Blow Out, and "that film’s particular challenges, like flashing technique and split diopters," according to the Fiction Family web site. "Return to Philadelphia: George Litto on Blow Out" is an 18-minute interview with the producer.

"Lessons in Filmmaking: Keith Gordon on Dressed to Kill," with a running time of 30 minutes, has Gordon discussing the filmmaking lessons he learned while acting in Dressed To Kill. "Dressed in Purple: Nancy Allen on Dressed to Kill," with a running time of 22 minutes, has Allen talking "about her character, Liz, the costumes designed by Ann Roth, and her co-stars Angie Dickinson, Keith Gordon and Michael Caine. "Dressed in White: Angie Dickinson on Dressed to Kill," which runs 29 minutes, has this description: "Angie Dickinson remembers the shooting of Brian De Palma’s Dressed To Kill and discusses her role scene by scene." Also on the DTK DVD and Blu-Ray is "Symphony of Fear: George Litto on Dressed to Kill," which runs 17 minutes.

The Blow Out sets also include a 27-minute interview with Pino Donaggio in which he talks about his career as a violinist, then popular singer, and on through his ongoing collaboration with De Palma. There is also a 7-minute analysis of Blow Out by critic Jean Douchet. Both Blow Out and Dressed To Kill include an 8-minute introduction from Samuel Blumenfeld.

Posted by Geoff at 12:25 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:14 PM CST
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 2:39 AM CST

Name: "Sergio (Tipping My Fedora)"
Home Page: http://bloodymurder.wordpress.com/

The Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon interviews sound a lot like the ones on the previous US special edition DVD and Blu-ray of DRESSED TO KILL, don't they?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 3:28 AM CST

Name: "Christian G"
Home Page: http://www.christiangrevstad.wordpress.com

Looks really interesting, I might get this, as long as all the interviews are new..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:26 PM CST

Name: "Ryan Clark"
Home Page: http://thrill-me.net

Any idea of where to buy these?  Since they are from France they will probably be too expensive for me, and I already own the U.S. Blu-rays of both films, but I sure would love to see those extras.  I am also curious to see if their transfer of Dressed to Kill is any better than the MGM disc, which looked great but perhaps could be improved.  I don't think Criterion's Blu-ray of Blow Out can be beat, though.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:53 PM CST

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

The easiest way would be to buy them from Amazon.fr, I think.

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