Murder a La Mod/the Moving Finger

Overview

Brian De Palma's first feature film, which has barely been seen since its blink-and-you-missed-it release in 1968, finally arrives on DVD in this "double feature" release from Something Weird Video. The charming and stylish Murder a la Mod is paired up here with another witty and rarely-seen look at bohemians in New York City, The Moving Finger; both films have been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and both look quite good given their age and rarity, though Murder a la Mod's source ...
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Overview

Brian De Palma's first feature film, which has barely been seen since its blink-and-you-missed-it release in 1968, finally arrives on DVD in this "double feature" release from Something Weird Video. The charming and stylish Murder a la Mod is paired up here with another witty and rarely-seen look at bohemians in New York City, The Moving Finger; both films have been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and both look quite good given their age and rarity, though Murder a la Mod's source materials are pristine and The Moving Finger's aren't quite as clean. The original single-channel audio for both films has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and both sound fine if not exceptional. Both features are in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options. As a bonus, rather than the usual collection of trailers or peep-show loops, Something Weird have included An Eye For The Girls, a truly oddball compendium of stock footage, cheesecake still photography and oddball narration that fits as a example of vintage Greenwich Village eccentricity of the 1960's. Film fans will find Murder a la Mod to be a minor but enjoyable work showing De Palma already had a keen eye as a visual stylist, and overall this disc will bring a smile to those interested in the late beatnik/early hippie nexus of the mid-1960's.
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Special Features

Digitally remastered!; Special bonus: take a lesson in how to photograph naked gals - and feel your brain cells melt in the process -when bare breasts, cowboys & Indians, stock footage and godawful jokes collide in a lengthy excerpt from the never-before-released 1996 experimental-nudie-; cutie An Eye for the Girls!; Total running time: over 3 1/2 hours of blood, boobs and beatniks!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • UPC: 014381317626
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,399

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Murder a La Mod/The Moving Finger
1. Lyn: A Photobiography [4:52]
2. Art Model Screen Test [6:42]
3. Karen Photobiography [5:41]
4. Christopher's Creation [10:50]
5. Gabby Banker [5:57]
6. Bad Timing [8:24]
7. What's in the Box? [6:43]
8. Trick Pick [6:15]
9. Follow Otto [8:03]
10. Determined Director [7:50]
11. Pick Switch [3:38]
12. The Real One [3:47]
13. End Credits [1:31]
1. Opening Credits [3:50]
2. Without Jimmy? [4:40]
3. Actors on Strike [3:00]
4. It's Magic Time! [4:32]
5. Seeking Refuge [7:08]
6. The High Life [7:14]
7. Roach Race [2:14]
8. Party Crashers [7:14]
9. Good Times [11:59]
10. Role of a Lifetime [6:49]
11. The Morning After [3:04]
12. Gloria's Place [6:29]
13. Coffee Drinkers Unite [9:16]
14. All the Bread [3:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Murder a La Mod/The Moving Finger
   Murder a la Mod: Feature Start
   Murder a la Mod: Scene Selections
   The Moving Finger: Feature Start
   The Moving Finger: Scene Selections
   Bonus Feature: An Eye for the Girls
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