Excerpt: If there�s a word to describe the experience of watching Dressed to Kill it would have to be jouissance , a term in literary theory meaning a kind of response which goes beyond enjoyment and moves into the realm of the intensely, almost erotically pleasurable.
Excerpt: Dr. Robert Elliott (Michael Caine) has a successful therapist’s practice, complete with a large base of clients, most of them female. When one of his female clients is brutally murdered with a razor, he is hesitant to become involved, especially in manners with the police.
Conclusion: This is a fun, sleazy, vouyeuristic thriller that showcases the best and worst of Brian De Palma’s directorial tendencies. As usual, he does nothing small which can work beautifully or make the final result so over the top that it becomes campy.
Summary: I suspect that Fox timed this release to coincide with Scarface on blu-ray which was of course DePalma’s most famous direction. It just so happens that one is in transit to me (not for review, but for general enjoyment) as well.
Excerpt: Brian De Palma’s Hitchcockian thriller starts off with a middle aged woman named Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson) in the shower. She lathers up and shows off the goods, heads out into the bedroom, and then feigns her enjoyment as her husband mounts her.
Conclusion: While not as shocking or controversial as it was during its initial theatrical run, 'Dressed to Kill' remains a highly stylish and impressively well-crafted mystery thriller from Brian De Palma.
Excerpt: The Movie Angie Dickinson stars as a desperate housewife whose life takes a couple of unfortunate turns after a wild fling with a total stranger. The first is a major "Oh my God" bombshell, but the second has far greater consequences than that.
Pros: Actors: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Director: Brian DePalma, Audio Format/Languages: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (French), Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, Number of discs: 1,...