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Monday, January 20, 2020
THAT TIME TMC HAD A BRIAN DE PALMA FILM FESTIVAL
JANUARY 1985, CABLE CHANNEL PROGRAMMED DTK, GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT, HOME MOVIES, SCARFACE
https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/tmc1985fest.jpg

This morning, HBO Guide on Twitter posted the above fold-out from a 1985 program for The Movie Channel, which was hosting a Brian De Palma Film Festival that January (Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M.). "A gangster film, suspense thrillers and satirical comedies from one of the hottest directors in America," reads the program copy. De Palma's Body Double had hit U.S. theaters just two months prior, not yet ready for cable-- but this film festival was surely designed to prepare viewers for that film arrival on home video. Bookended by Scarface (the kick-off) and Dressed To Kill (the closer), this intriguing month-long festival featured two of De Palma's straight-up comedies in the middle: Get To Know Your Rabbit and Home Movies. The latter is probably more difficult to find now than it was 35 years ago, in 1985, six years after its in initial release.

Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:01 AM CST
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:45 PM CST

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

The only DePalma film missing from my disc library is Home Movies I have a copy but it's in Italian I simply can't find Home Movies anywhere 

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 3:36 PM CST

Name: "Bill Fentum"

Geoff, your comment about Home Movies is sad but true! And I'm fairly sure that TMC run in '85 was the first time I saw the film.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:42 PM CST

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

Wow, yeah, for sure, Bill-- I remember sending at Criterionthat maybe they could/should include HOME MOVIES as an extra feature on their DRESSED TO KILL edition. Whoever it was said they'd look into it, but as we know, it didn't happen, unfortunately.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:06 PM CST

Name: "JJ Abely"

"Home Movies" is on YouTube in so-so quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AfvkD6eqX0

For those with deep pockets, it's also available on DVD at Amazon US for the ridiculous price of $194.86. 

 

 

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