'Dressed To Kill' [Blu ray]
(Michael Caine, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, et al / Blu ray / NR / 2011 / MGM)
Overview: Fashionable Manhattan therapist Dr. Robert Elliott (Caine) faces the most terrifying moment of his life, when a psychotic killer begins attacking the women (Dickinson and Allen) in his life— with a straight razor stolen from his office. Desperate to find the murderer before anyone else is hurt, Elliott is soon drawn into a dark and disturbing world of chilling desires.
Blu ray Verdict: If you've never seen this classic film, let me inform you right now that 'Dressed to Kill' - starring Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine and Nancy Allen - is a kinky, seductive, and oh so cool thriller from Brian De Palma! Sadly, to my mind, most all his movies have really sucked over the past decade, but 'Dressed to Kill,' 'Carrie' and of course 'Scarface' are his three best and accessible films.
Make sure kids aren't in the room when you pop it in the Blu ray player though as full frontal nudity and a naughty cab scene is what you'll get in the first 30 minutes! Kinda surprised Michael Caine is in this movie but hey he pulls off a great performance as Dr. Elliot; who might not be all that he seems!
The scene in the museum is the best and the ride on the subway near the end is quite thrilling also. And despite a somewhat cliched trick ending (repeating in some ways what DePalma did at the end of 'Carrie', and John Boorman at the end of 'Deliverance'), and a very hammy acting job by Franz, 'Dressed To Kill' is a very strong psychological horror/suspense film. So, f you like an erotic thrill ride then 'Dressed to Kill' is for you. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Unrated Cut Blu-ray
The Making of Dressed to Kill Documentary Including Interviews with Brian De Palma, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and More!
Unrated, R-Rated and TV-Rated Comparison Featurette
Slashing Dressed to Kill Featurette
An Appreciation by Keith Gordon Featurette
Animated Photo Gallery