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Blow Out
Artist: Travolta, John
UPC: 00715515080019
Studio: Criterion
Genre: Suspense
Screen: Wide screen
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Product Type: Blu-Ray
Released: April 2011
* Not available - Not in print at this time *Annotation: A recording engineer accidentally tapes the noises of a fatal car accident involving a top political figure and he sets out to uncover the truth.
Additional Information
Rating: R
Runtime: 108 mins
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Info: Widescreen, Soundtrack English
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2011-04-26
Run Time : 6480
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2011-04-26
Rating : R (MPAA)
Extra Info : Criterion Collection
Category : Dramas, Mystery, Politics, Suspense, Thriller, Assassination, Theatrical Release, Conspiracy Theories
Original Release Year : 1981
Released By : Criterion Collection
Area : USA
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Synopsis: While outdoors recording sound effects for a movie, audio technician Jack Terri hears a tire blowout and a car crash. Before the car sinks into the river, he manages to save the female passenger from drowning. Because the other passenger was a presidential candidate, Jack suspects that the "accident" was a political murder. Afterwards, Jack falls in love with Sally, the woman he rescued, and learns that she's been in cahoots with Manny, a sleazy photographer who's operating a blackmail scheme. As part of their scam, Manny photographs Sally with important men in what appear to be compromising situations. Jack starts to wonder whether he's being paranoid or whether things are not quite what they seem. Then the assassin turns his attention to Jack and Sally, and Jack has to use every special effects trick in the book to keep them both alive.
Release Note: Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: New, restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Brian De Palma, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack New hour-long video interview with De Palma, conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbach New video interview with star Nancy Allen De Palma's 1967 feature Murder à la Mod New video interview with cameraman Garrett Brown on the Steadicam shots featured in the film within the film On-set photos by photographer Louis Goldman Original theatrical trailer Special Edition Widescreen - 2.39
Review: -07/29/1981
"...BLOW OUT delivers the thrills....Travolta scores with a combination of intensity and naturalism..."
Review: -07/24/1981
"...Flashy, eclectic....The work of a high-spirited, irrepressible director..."
Review: -04/22/2011
"[D]eliciously twisty and twisted....A fresh, fizzy cocktail of paranoid cover-ups and conspiracies." -- Grade: A
Review: -06/01/2011
"[I]t's a seductive ride, beginning with the famous slasher film-within-a-film, to set piece after set piece, including one of De Palma's most relaxed and eloquent triumphs..."
Review: -07/01/2013
5 stars out of 5 -- "[O]ne of the finest, most energetic and eclectic of that revered roster of '70s paranoia films..."