Black Dahlia [Blu-ray] [2006]

  • SKU: 1089337
  • Release Date: 09/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

Special Features

  • Access the BD-Live center through your internet-connected player and download even more bonus content, the latest trailers and more!
  • Reality and Fiction: The story of The Black Dahlia
  • The case file
  • The De Palma Touch


The Black Dahlia
Director Brian De Palma returns to the helm for the first time since 2002's Femme Fatale with this stylish screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel detailing one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Hollywood history. Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) was a struggling actress looking to make a name for herself in 1940s-era Tinseltown. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, it was her grim fate that would ultimately overshadow anything she would accomplish during her short and tragic career. When police discover Elizabeth's body cut clean in half and with all of her organs missing, ex-pugilist detectives Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) are the men charged with cracking the case and apprehending the killer. This isn't your average murder case, however, and as Blanchard's marriage to Kay (Scarlett Johansson) begins to suffer due to his obsession with the sensational crime, his partner Bleichert discovers a troubling link between the victim and the mysterious Madeleine Linscott (Hilary Swank), a prominent socialite and the daughter of one of the town's most connected key players. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Josh Hartnett
    Josh Hartnett - Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Kay Lake
  • Aaron Eckhart
    Aaron Eckhart - Lee Blanchard
  • Hilary Swank
    Hilary Swank - Madeleine Cathcart Linscott
  • Mia Kirshner
    Mia Kirshner - Elizabeth 'Betty' Short

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An average film gets very good release.

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Vilmos Zsigmond's atmospheric cinematography is beautifully presented on this Blu-ray. Like the image quality, the DTS 5.1 audio track is outstanding -- rich, dramatic and making creative use of immersive sound.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This movie


    Love the actors and actress and it part of California history and its lets you know how the city was back then.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Gives a view of the officers that investigated the crime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    really liked this movie, is a good addition to my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    De Palma in Thriller Mode!

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Enjoyable but not as good as De Palma's older classics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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