This gnarly, terrifying, daring horror film, a formative moment in Brian De Palma’s career, receives a beautiful transfer and a solid collection of extras.
This definitive package will be essential for both fans of the film and scholars interested in the transition of Old Hollywood to New.
Pulled from the Warner archives without any restoration, the disc boasts a surprisingly robust image.
One is almost tempted to entertain Brian De Palma detractors’ arguments that his exploitation of Hitchcock tropes is nothing but a dead end.
Practically every trait that would come to signify the art of De Palma is at play in the film, many of them, natch, in direct conflict with another.