Brian De Palma

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Re: Brian De Palma

#101 Post by beamish14 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:00 pm

Has anyone else listened to The Plot Thickens’ season on Bonfire of the Vanities? The whole thing is essentially a condensation and catch-up of Julie Salamon’s The Devil’s Candy, with her serving as our host who shares audio from interviews she conducted at the time and contemporary conversations with people who worked on the film today. The most interesting part is the interview with De Palma’s longtime manager, whom he dropped in the wake of the film’s failure, and a 1990 chat Salamon had with one of De Palma’s brothers, who goes into detail about how their childhood influenced Dressed to Kill. There are also some fantastic audio snippets of Morgan Freeman (the sole major actor from the film who has repeatedly criticized the product and De Palma’s handling of it), but none of the really big players chatted in the present day with Salamon (who is very charming and sounds extremely similar to Cyndi Lauper). Salamon is still on friendly terms with De Palma, who strongly considered participating in the podcast before demurring-she even describes attending his pandemic birthday party on Zoom.

One thing that did irk me is that there isn’t even a mention of screenwriter Michael Cristofer, but in a way, it kind of absolves him of the final outcome.

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Dressed to Kill Capelight 4K Mediabook

#102 Post by nicolas » Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:39 am

Dressed to Kill will be released from Capelight Germany as a Mediabook next week if you buy it from Capelight directly - the wide release date is February next year.
This is certainly a surprise release as the generic 2024 announcement was only a week ago.

Today only for 30€, otherwise it'll surely go up to 35€:

Below a translation of what's on there:

3-Disc Limited Collectors Edition in the Mediabook with the film on UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray, a bonus Blu-ray and a 24-page booklet - Bonus: Strictly Business - Interview with Nancy Allen, Symphony of Fear - Interview with producer George Litto, An appreciation of Keith Gordon, US cinema trailer, German original cinema trailer, German trailer (remastered) - Bonus Blu-ray:

Making-of, Comparison of the cut versions, The Mutilation of Dressed to Kill, Killer Frames - Interview with Fred C. Caruso, An Imitation of Life - Interview with Keith Gordon, Dressed in White - Interview with Angie Dickinson, Dressed in Purple - Interview with Nancy Allen, Lessons in Filmmaking - Interview with Keith Gordon

Language/sound: German PCM 2.0, English PCM 2.0, German DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Image format: 2.35:1 (4K, Dolby Vision, HDR10), 2.35:1 (1080p)
Subtitles: German
Running time: 105 minutes

If Capelight's description is correct, their release ports over most of the Kino extras apart from the audio commentary and the archival audio interviews.

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