Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebrating 'De Palma'

Receiving a news release about the 40th anniversary DVD of "Carrie" reminded me to mention that Damian and I saw the Brian De Palma documentary -- cleverly titled "De Palma" -- a couple weekends ago. We kind of went on a lark -- it was a hundred degrees out and about a hundred years since I saw a Brian De Palma film I liked -- but our recent fascination with Alfred Hitchcock lured us into the cool dark theater. While I didn't even realize he was the hired gun behind "The Untouchables" and "Mission Impossible," his real work ("Dressed to Kill" and "Blow Out") has stayed with me since I was a boy sneaking to watch movies late at night on HBO. I remember my brother Bill liking "Body Double" too, so we immediately went home and watched that, which I agree is the missing part of the classic De Palma trilogy. The stuff about "Casualties of War" will make you laugh -- Sean Penn is a bigger lunatic than you've even heard, and you'll really feel old when you hear someone say the words "The film only got made because Michael J. Fox was attached to it" -- and there's a little too much deference to his later works. (Sometimes things don't deserve "equal time.") But all in all, "De Palma" is a must-watch for movie buffs that will leave you wondering why "Blow Out" isn't available to rent/stream online anywhere! 

 In 1976, Carrie, the "absolutely spellbinding horror movie" (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (ScarfaceThe UntouchablesDressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, forever changing the landscape of horror films, and launching much of its outstanding cast into stardom. On October 11, 2016, the SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment brand celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film with a 2-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 4K scan of the film and nearly 3 hours of bonus material.

Special features:
  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Negative
  • NEW interviews with writer Laurence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch, actors Piper Laurie, P.J. Soles, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Edie McClurg, casting director Harriet B. Helberg and director of photography Mario Tosi
  • NEW Horror's Hallowed Grounds - Revisiting The Film's Original Locations
  • Acting Carrie - InterviewsWith Actors Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Priscilla Pointer and P.J. Soles And Art Director Jack Fisk And Director Brian De Palma
  • Visualizing Carrie - Interviews With Brian De Palma, Jack Fisk, Lawrence D. Cohen, Paul Hirsch
  • A Look At "Carrie: The Musical"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Carrie Franchise Trailer Gallery 
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery - Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos
  • Stephen King And The Evolution Of Carrie Text Gallery

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm a big Briand DePalma fan and love the artwork on the new blu ray