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The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Josh Hartnett
Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
, Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
, Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
Brian De Palma

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Director Brian De Palma returns to the helm for the first time since 2002's Femme Fatale with this stylish screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel detailing one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Hollywood history. Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) was a struggling actress looking to make a name for herself in 1940s-era Tinseltown. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, it was her grim fate that would ultimately overshadow anything she would accomplish during her short and tragic career. When police discover Elizabeth's body cut clean in half and with all of her organs missing, ex-pugilist detectives Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) are the men charged with cracking the case and apprehending the killer. This isn't your average murder case, however, and as Blanchard's marriage to Kay (Scarlett Johansson) begins to suffer due to his obsession with the sensational crime, his partner Bleichert discovers a troubling link between the victim and the mysterious Madeleine Linscott (Hilary Swank), a prominent socialite and the daughter of one of the town's most connected key players.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2006
UPC: 0025192918025
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 8,497

Special Features

Reality and Fiction: The Story of The Black Dahlia - Sit down with best-selling novelist James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) as he gives his in-depth perspective on the Black Dahlia crime; The Case File: Go behind the scenes to meet the filmmakers, actors and crew who brought an infamous legend to the screen; The De Palma Touch: See how acclaimed director Brian De Palma brings his unique and shocking visual style to the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josh Hartnett Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert
Scarlett Johansson Kay Lake
Aaron Eckhart Lee Blanchard
Hilary Swank Madeleine Cathcart Linscott
Mia Kirshner Elizabeth 'Betty' Short
Mike Starr Russ Millard
Fiona Shaw Ramona Linscott
Patrick Fischler Ellis Loew
James Otis Dolph Bleichert
John Kavanagh Emmett Linscott
Troy Evans Chief T. Green
Anthony Russell Morrie Friedman
Pepe Serna Dos Santos
Angus MacInnes Captain John Tierney
Rachel Miner Martha Linscott
Victor McGuire Bill Koenig
Gregg Henry Pete Lukins
Jemima Rooper Lorna Mertz
Rose McGowan Sheryl Saddon
Daniel Ponce MP
Graham Norris Cop

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director
John Thompson Executive Producer
Joseph Urbancszyk Camera Operator
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Black Dahlia [WS]
1. Fire and Ice (Main Titles) [8:17]
2. Ten Rounds [6:00]
3. Proposition B [5:30]
4. Trouble [9:23]
5. The Hottest Number [8:36]
6. Screen Test [6:24]
7. Searching for the Dahlia [9:12]
8. Social Graces [6:34]
9. Little Secret [5:28]
10. Now Showing [4:43]
11. Withholding Evidence [7:18]
12. Deal Gone Bad [3:47]
13. Last Remains [2:53]
14. Inside Out [3:45]
15. Remorse [3:10]
16. Underneath the Surface [6:07]
17. Location Scout [7:01]
18. Cruelest Joke of All [5:55]
19. Striking a Match [6:58]
20. End Titles [3:53]

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