JANUARY 1985, CABLE CHANNEL PROGRAMMED DTK, GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT, HOME MOVIES, SCARFACE
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.