Blow Out

Blow Out

4.7 4
Director: Brian De Palma

Cast: Brian De Palma, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow

     
 

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One of Brian De Palma's best movies, Blow Out has been beautifully transferred onto DVD even if this MGM edition doesn't come with all the extras that its definitive release of Dressed to Kill does. The anamorphic widescreen transfer is flawless and the Dolby Digital 2.0 audio transfer is well balanced and clean. De Palma has often been accused of beingSee more details below

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One of Brian De Palma's best movies, Blow Out has been beautifully transferred onto DVD even if this MGM edition doesn't come with all the extras that its definitive release of Dressed to Kill does. The anamorphic widescreen transfer is flawless and the Dolby Digital 2.0 audio transfer is well balanced and clean. De Palma has often been accused of being an emotionless filmmaker and in the course of this taut, paranoid thriller, soundman John Travolta eventually disengages from the real world, more interested in capturing the perfect scream for his movies than in the people who make them.

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Blow Out is Brian DePalma's glossy send-up of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s art-house classic Blow-Up. In Blow-Up, a London fashion photographer unwittingly shoots footage of a murder plot; in Blow Out, a movie sound technician records a killing that's part of a wide-ranging political conspiracy. The intricate plot is typical of DePalma and has unmistakable parallels with Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation (1974), also a version of Blow-Up. The cast includes John Travolta in his first serious major role, as well as DePalma favorites John Lithgow and Nancy Allen, in her last memorable part. Blow Out has all of DePalma's flashy camera techniques but keeps the director's customary gratuitous violence under some control. Most critics thought it was one of his most successful and intriguing films, though it didn't do well at the box office.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
UPC:
0027616852885
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: stereo surround; Spanish: stereo surround; French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Jack
Nancy Allen Sally
John Lithgow Burke
Dennis Franz Manny Karp
Peter Boyden Sam
Curt May Frank Donohue
John Aquino Detective
Ernest McClure Jim
David Roberts Anchorman
John McMartin Lawrence Henry
Deborah Everton Hooker
J. Patrick McNamara Nelson
Amanda Cleveland Coed Lover
Roger Wilson Coed Lover
Lori-Nan Engler Sue
Cindy Manion Dancing Coed
Dean Bennett Campus Guard
Archie Lang Mixer
Claire Carter Joan
Maurice Copeland Jack Manners
John Hoffmeister George McRyan
Tom McCarthy Policeman
Dick McGarvin TV Newscaster
James Jeter Film Lab Man
Bud Seese Corrupt Captain
Maureen Sullivan First Murder Victim
Brian Corrigan Cop at Karp's Office
Robin Sherwood Screamer
Tim Choate Sailor
Tony Devon Sailor's Friend
Terrence Currier Lawrence Henry

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director,Screenwriter
Fred Caruso Executive Producer,Production Manager
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Paul Hirsch Editor
George Litto Producer
Joe Napolitano Asst. Director
Jeannine Oppewall Set Decoration/Design
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Vicki Sanchez Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Jim Tannenbaum Sound Mixer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits/Scream Scene [9:12]
2. Underwater Rescue [4:35]
3. Emergency Cover-Up [7:24]
4. Blow-Out Effect [6:21]
5. Fake Photo Spread [8:15]
6. Painful Flashback [9:38]
7. Stalked & Stabbed [5:28]
8. Conspiracy Theory [8:51]
9. Sound Proof [11:17]
10. "A Couple Of Vultures" [5:18]
11. Tapped & Wired [6:20]
12. Wired & Dead [5:52]
13. "Over & Out" [6:22]
14. A Plea For Liberty [7:28]
15. "That's A Scream!" [2:04]
16. End Credits [3:08]
Side #2-- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits/Screame Scene [:10]
2. Underwater Rescue [:01]
3. Emergency Cover-Up [9:12]
4. Blow-Out Effect [4:35]
5. Fake Photo Spread [7:24]
6. Painful Flashback [6:21]
7. Stalked & Stabbed [8:15]
8. Conspiracy Theory [9:38]
9. Sound Proof [5:28]
10. "A Couple Of Vultures" [8:51]
11. Tapped & Wired [11:17]
12. Wired & Dead [5:18]
13. "Over & Out" [6:20]
14. A Plea For Liberty [5:52]
15. "That's A Scream!" [6:22]
16. End Credits [7:28]

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