Dressed to Kill [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 4361943
  • Release Date: 09/08/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (69 out of 73)

Special Features


  • Gallery of storyboards by De Palma
  • Interview with actor-director Keith Gordon from 2001
  • New conversation between De Palma and filmmaker Noah Baumbach
  • New interviews with actor Nancy Allen, producer George Litto, composer Pino Donaggio, shower-scene body double Victoria Lynn Johnson, and poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian
  • New profile of cinematographer Ralf Bode, featuring filmmaker Michael Apted
  • Pieces from 2001 about the different versions of the film and the cuts made to avoid an X rating
  • The making of "Dressed to Kill," a 2001 documentary
  • Trailer

Synopsis


Dressed to Kill
One of Brian De Palma's most divisive films, Dressed to Kill is a spine-chilling Alfred Hitchcock update for the late 1970s. Sexually frustrated wife and mother Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) visits her New York psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott (Michael Caine), to complain about her unfulfilling erotic life. When she then goes to meet her husband at a museum, she meets an anonymous man whom she follows out to a cab. After an afternoon of satisfying sex, Kate discovers that the man has a venereal disease, but that information becomes a moot point when a razor-wielding blonde woman slashes Kate to ribbons in the elevator of the man's building. Blonde prostitute Liz (Nancy Allen), who caught a glimpse of the murderer, becomes both the prime suspect and the killer's next target. With the police less than willing to believe her story, Liz joins forces with Kate's son Peter (Keith Gordon) to get the psychopath themselves. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Caine
    Michael Caine - Dr. Robert Elliott
  • Angie Dickinson
    Angie Dickinson - Kate Miller
  • Nancy Allen
    Nancy Allen - Liz Blake
  • Keith Gordon
    Keith Gordon - Peter Miller
  • Dennis Franz
    Dennis Franz - Detective Marino



Customer rating

4.4
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cane surprises

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    solomon
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    Michael Cane surprises me. I purchased this movie on a whim while at vestbuy after viewing individual (never overall) reviews on "IMBD" and seeing the movie on eBay. Bestbuy had it on a sale from 20$ to a 6.99 sale price. I had no idea michael cain was in The film. I also did not predict the ending. Good movie for its time. We get to see another side to Bruce Wayne's man servant before he was under the employment of Bruce wayne. Glad I picked it up for the limited time it was at vestbuy and with such a great price!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of DePalma’s better films.

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    GCBest
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    This Hitchcockian Thriller is a very good showcase of DePalma’s talents. Though this film has been characterized as derivative it is no less a very taught psychological tale featuring wonderful performances from Michael Caine ( as the psychiatrist)and Karen Allen (as a call girl). Angie Dickinson is also seen in a brief but important roll in the beginning which sets the story into motion.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    color modern-film noir

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    barry
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    Modernized film noir with psychotic and psychopathic twists and sultry enhancements to entice and intrigue its audience. Whether the more mature Angie Dickenson seeking out her deprived desires or the younger more vital Nancy Allen seeking out and using hers to solve the mystery deaths and exonerate herself, this psychological suspense driven yarn will satisfy your deeper inner urges and curious cravings!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie was was way ahead of its time...

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    DonP
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    The plot was interesting and well done by the actors. I believe Angie Dickinson finished the Police Woman series on TV (74-78). The 1980 movie has a steamy shower scene with Angie Dickinson where nothing is left to the imagination... This is one of Brian De Palma's classic award winning movies.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good psychotic sexual thriller

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    richard
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    The movie considers what happens when a transvestite can't decide their sex. It starts and more or less ends with Brian De Palma's interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock's infamous Psycho shower scene.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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    DevilDog
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    This is a older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife, who has not seen it, can watch it anytime we want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Odd But Good.

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    Horrorlover2004
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    This was my first time seeing this movie and honestly at first I thought it was an “adult film” more then a horror type of movie. But after getting through all “that” the movie turned out to be pretty good after all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Nancy Allen

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    JonathanChen02
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    I bought this Blu-Ray because I am a fan of Nancy Allen. I am a Robocop fan and I was exploring other movies starring Nancy Allen. Dressed to Kill is great movie and it didn't disappoint me, and affirmed my view of Allen as a great actress.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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