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Sisters

#1 Post by TonyleStephanois » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 am

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WHAT THE DEVIL HATH JOINED TOGETHER LET NO MAN CUT ASUNDER!

Before 1973, Brian De Palma was impossible to pigeonhole: he made comedies, political satires and openly experimental pieces. But with Sisters (originally released as Blood Sisters in the UK) he turned to the suspense thriller and discovered his natural home - and a style that would lead directly to later masterpieces like Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out.

When Danielle (Margot Kidder) meets potential boyfriend Philip (Lisle Wilson) after appearing on the TV show Peeping Toms (a nod to the Michael Powell shocker), she invites him home, only to attract the ire of her twin sister Dominique. From across the courtyard, Rear Window style, reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt) witnesses Philip being murdered by one of the twins - but the police find no body or any physical evidence. Naturally, Grace takes things into her own hands, and discovers more about the sisters’ relationship than she bargained for…

Strongly influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski, and with a score by the great Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, Psycho), Sisters was the first true “Brian De Palma” film.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- Brand new High Definition digital transfer
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- What the Devil Hath Joined Together: Brian De Palma’s Sisters – A visual essay by author Justin Humphreys
- All new interviews with co-writer Louisa Rose, actress Jennifer Salt, editor Paul Hirsch and unit manager Jeffrey Hayes
- The De Palma Digest – a film-by-film guide to the director’s career by critic Mike Sutton
- Archive audio interview with star William Finley (excerpt)
- Gallery of Sisters promotional material from around the world
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), Brian De Palma’s original 1973 Village Voice essay on working with composer Bernard Herrmann as well as a contemporary interview with De Palma on making Sisters, and the 1966 Life magazine article that inspired the film, illustrated with original archive stills
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Re: Sisters

#2 Post by antnield » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:23 pm

Bloody Disgusting have an exclusive video of Maitland McDonagh discussing Sisters plus they've revealed the contents...
- Brand new High Definition digital transfer
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- What the Devil Hath Joined Together: Brian De Palma’s Sisters – A visual essay by author Justin Humphreys
- All new interviews with co-writer Louisa Rose, actress Jennifer Salt, editor Paul Hirsch and unit manager Jeffrey Hayes
- The De Palma Digest – a film-by-film guide to the director’s career by critic Mike Sutton
- Archive audio interview with star William Finley (excerpt)
- Gallery of Sisters promotional material from around the world
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women), Brian De Palma’s original 1973 Village Voice essay on working with composer Bernard Herrmann as well as a contemporary interview with De Palma on making Sisters, and the 1966 Life magazine article that inspired the film, illustrated with original archive stills

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 am

Beaver:
Arrow continue their thoroughly impressive Blu-ray releases. This was so enjoyable - a perfect a/v presentation and extensive new extras. Strongly recommended!

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Re: Sisters

#8 Post by Cash Flagg » Fri May 02, 2014 10:23 am

Apparently this disc is region-free. It played in my Panasonic without the usual top menu trick, and the Mondo Digital review states 'based on the disc provided, loads up fine in any player. '

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Re: The Brian De Palma Collection

#12 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:22 am

Do they stop printing the booklets for these after a certain point? I just received a sealed, apparently new copy of Sisters with no booklet.

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Re: The Brian De Palma Collection

#13 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:02 am

I believe this is true of basically all of their releases from the last few years--they're either limited editions in name or limited with regard to the booklet being included.

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Re: The Brian De Palma Collection

#14 Post by Gregory » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 am

Too bad, it was a very good booklet, even if the table of contents numbering was off. Including a new printing of booklets with the second printing would allow such errors to be put right, plus keeping in print De Palma's essential account of working with Herrmann on Sisters.

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Re: The Brian De Palma Collection

#15 Post by HJackson » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:07 am

swo17 wrote:I believe this is true of basically all of their releases from the last few years--they're either limited editions in name or limited with regard to the booklet being included.
I think the initial printing gets a booklet and subsequent printings do not. A real pain now that HMV routinely does 5 for £30 sales and each store has a different mishmash of editions with booklets and editions without.

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