Body Double

Body Double

Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Ty Randolph, Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry
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Overview

Body Double

Though this reissue of Body Double is touted as a special edition, it doesn't seem entirely finished. The transfer itself is lovely, with rich colors and sharp detail that do justice to the film's carefully crafted cinematography. The disc also boasts an excellent 5.1 stereo mix that makes effective use of directional effects and Pino Donaggio's lush, wall-to-wall musical scoring. In terms of extras, there are four featurettes that chronicle the making of the film and its aftermath. Interview footage with Brian DePalma is prominently featured in all these segments, along with contributions from Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton and Dennis Franz. The featurettes were helmed by DePalma authority Laurent Bouzereau and do an excellent job of getting inside the creative process behind the film, including detailed discussions of many key sequences. Unfortunately, these are the only extras for the film. A commentary track would have been nice, not to mention some trailers or an image gallery. Still, the transfer and featurettes are likely to make DePalma fans happy and the disc will do until a more elaborate special edition for Body Double can be fully realized.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
UPC: 0043396150126
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:54:00

Special Features

Four new featurettes featuring interviews with Brian De Palma, Melanie Griffith, Deborah Shelton, Gregg Henry and Dennis Franz: The Seduction, The Setup, The Mystery, The Controversy

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ty Randolph Tina
Craig Wasson Jake Scully
Gregg Henry Sam Bouchard
Melanie Griffith Holly Body
Phil Redrow Naked Man
Deborah Shelton Gloria Revelle
Guy Boyd Jim McLean
Dennis Franz Rubin
David Haskell Drama Teacher
Linda Shaw Herself
Casey Sander Man #2 (Holly Does Hollywood)
Barbara Peckinpaugh Girl in Holly Does Hollywood
Nanci Rogers Stuntperson
Rob Paulsen Cameraman
Russ Marin Frank
Chuck Waters Jogger
Richard Warlock Stuntperson
Michael White Security Guard
Rebecca Stanley Kimberly
Brinke Stevens 3rd Girl in Bathroom
Douglas Warhit Video Salesman
David Ursin Man in Holly Does Hollywood
Jerry Wills Stuntperson
Ted Grossman Stuntperson
Alexandra Day 1st Girl in Bathroom
Ray Hassett Police Officer
Al Israel Corso
Emmett Brown Studio Guard
Lane Davies Billy
Jerry Brutsche Police Officer
Barbara Crampton Carol
Denise Loveday Actress/Vampire Movie
Jeremy Lawrence Theater Director
Monte Landis Sid Goldberg
Roi Loomis TV Director
Gela Jacobson Corso's Secretary
Larry "Flash" Jenkins Assistant Director
Michael Kearns Male Porno Star
B.J. Jones Douglas
Slavitza Jovan Saleslady

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert J. Avrech Screenwriter
Jerry Brutsche Stunts
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Charles Butcher Set Decoration/Design
Cloudia Set Decoration/Design
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
William Elliott Production Designer
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Songwriter
Howard Gottfried Executive Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Hartwick Production Manager
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Joe Napolitano Asst. Director
Bill Pankow Editor
Ida Random Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Body Double [Special Edition]
1. Start [4:39]
2. Surprised Spouses [4:45]
3. Looking for a Job [1:08]
4. Acting Class [4:09]
5. Ready for Good News [3:09]
6. New House-Sitter [2:05]
7. Sam's Favorite Neighbor [4:16]
8. She Who Gets Slapped [4:06]
9. "Just Like Clockwork" [1:56]
10. Following Gloria [5:32]
11. Dressing-Room Voyeur [3:20]
12. In the Elevator [3:07]
13. On the Beach [5:10]
14. Purse Snatcher [7:12]
15. Practice Calls [1:44]
16. Sam Checks In [1:14]
17. Spotting a Thief [:54]
18. Attacked [6:25]
19. Detective McLean [5:44]
20. Holly Does Hollywood [4:09]
21. Tracking Holly's Body [1:40]
22. "Relax" [5:23]
23. Getting Acquainted [2:59]
24. A Tip for Kimberly [1:41]
25. Straight Up [9:39]
26. Holly Hitches a Ride [2:06]
27. In the Reservoir [6:36]
28. "Jake... Action" [9:04]

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Body Double 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Following in the realm of 'Body Heat' this movie is a flat out masterpiece....A very well shot movie which captures mid 1980's Beverly Hills better than any other movie..Very erotic and suspenseful thriller...Gregg Henry is brilliant along with star Craig Wasson..Melanie Griffith and Dennis Franz also have memorable turns in this De palma cult classic
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are 2 sequences that makes this DePalma formula effort worth seeing: The through the maze run at the Rodeo Drive mall and Melaine Griffith's porn actress ''do and won't do'' rift to Craig Wasson. The scenery is stunning and performances by Dennis Franz, Gregg Henry and the leads are worth the 90 plus minutes. Where's the beautiful Nancy Allen?