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Sisters [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 7143156
  • Release Date: 09/19/2000
  • Rating: R
Brian De Palm's first great suspense film, Sisters, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a director written essay on scoring the film, an print interview with the director, a copy of the Life magazine article that inspired De Palma, and excerpts from the original press booklet. This is another outstanding release from Criterion.

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    Special Features

    • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions with restored picture and sound
    • Director Brian De Palma's 1973 Village Voice essay: "Murder by Moog: Scoring the Chill" on working composer Bernard Herrmann ["Psycho," "Citizen Kane"]
    • 1973 print interview with De Palma on the making of "Sisters"
    • "Rare Study of Siamese Twins in Soviet": 1966 Life magazine article that inspired De Palma
    • Excerpts from the original press book, including ads and exploitation
    • Hundreds of production, publicity, and behind-the-scenes stills
    • English subtitles


    A reporter gets more than she bargained for when she tries to prove that a murder has occurred in Brian De Palma's disturbing thriller. Danielle (Margot Kidder) meets Phillip (Lisle Wilson) on a "Peeping Tom"-themed game show and, dodging her ex-husband Emil (William Finley), takes him back to her apartment. But Danielle has a separated Siamese twin sister, Dominique, who is not pleased about the overnight guest. Journalist neighbor Grace (Jennifer Salt) sees Phillip slaughtered by one of them through her window; the body vanishes before she can convince a skeptical detective (Dolph Sweet) to take a look. Determined to prove that she's right (and get a career-advancing story), Grace investigates, assisted by a private eye (Charles Durning), and becomes more involved in the relationships among Danielle, Dominique, and Emil than she ever expected. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Margot Kidder
      Margot Kidder - Danielle Breton
    • Jennifer Salt
      Jennifer Salt - Grace Collier
    • Charles Durning
      Charles Durning - Joseph Larch
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      William Finley - Emil Breton
    • Image coming soon
      Lisle Wilson - Phillip Woode

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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

      One of DePalma's Best Films

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      The very, very good film by Brian DePalma is one of his best and most suspenseful. Great acting by Margot Kidder in a "dual" role too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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