S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
(aka 'Blood Sisters')
directed by Brian
Throw some shots of a vaguely menacing fetus over the opening credits, toss in a brash score by Bernard Hermann, and you're off and running. Is the baby gonna eat it's way out of the mother? Is there going to be some sort of killer baby run amok, a la some Larry Cohen flick, in Brian De Palma's Sisters. Nope. False alarm. This sequence is pretty cool, but we don't have a mutant killer baby slashing up victims -- that honor goes to Margot Kidder (Superman).
Theatrical Release: March 27th, 1973 - USA
DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Criterion Collection - Spine # 89 - Region 0 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.21 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby)|
Brain De Palma's 1973 VILLAGE VOICE essay, "Murder by Moog: Scoring the
Chill," on working with composer Bernard Herrmann
This is a pretty soft and weak image by Criterion standards. It is anamorphic and I suspect the stock may not have been as ideal as they would have liked. There are extras to this DVD, but mostly of the text screen variety. So before Criterion were exploring the heights of cinema while producing discs of Ozu and Olmi, they had some clunkers - in respect to film and DVD. I would say this is one of their lesser titles in the Criterion catalogue. Still, De Palma fans are treated with an enigmatic film and some choice words by the director in the form of his Village Voice essay. out of