Monday, July 20, 2009

Dressed to Kill (1980)

 4.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: The Latest Fashion in Murder
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Written by: Brian De Palma
Actors include: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Length: 105 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This one starts out slow...I mean it takes a bit for the story to Angie Dickinson is relatively annoying in this and the first bit centers on her. She's clearly in need of a good lay, so she chases around a guy in a museum before going back to his house. When she turns up brutally slashed in an elevator Nancy Allen gets involved as fingers seem to be pointing at her. Of course there is much more going on is an American giallo after all although it doesn't follow all of the "rules" you'll find several nice nods for genre fans. This has one twisty turny plot that once it gets going it's hard to look away from! Seriously hang on and you will be generously rewarded...if you want blood, great story or a good mystery to solve this has it all! Brian De Palma has done it again, and although I've heard that this is his best I still prefer Blow Out but I definitely think this one was awesome too!

Availability:  On DVD

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