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I’ll never forget it. The year was 1980, and I was watching TV with my parents. On came a trailer for Dressed to Kill. After it was over, my dad looked my mom straight in the face and said, “‘Police Woman’ Angie Dickinson naked? Get your coat! We’re going right now!”

Should he still be here, I’m sure my dad would have the same kind of boner for seeing Ms. Dickinson in her birthday suit via Blu-ray hi-def. If only you had the chance, pop!

From the Press Release
Relive every suspenseful, erotically-charged fantasy captured in the timeless MGM classic DRESSED TO KILL, making its Blu-ray debut September 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables), DRESSED TO KILL is a dark, psychological crime thriller with twists and turns around every corner.

Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson, “Police Woman”) is a sexually-repressed housewife who seeks treatment from Dr. Robert Elliott (two-time Academy Award®-winner Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules). While secretly leaving a hotel after a one-night affair, Kate is mysteriously murdered by a tall blonde woman wearing sunglasses. The only witness is a high-priced call girl, Liz (Nancy Allen in a Golden Globe®-nominated performance), who becomes the killer’s next target. With the help of Kate’s grown son, Peter (Keith Gordon, A Midnight Clear), Liz discovers that the murderer is connected to Dr. Elliott, and the pair come face-to-face with a shocking surprise.

DRESSED TO KILL will be available on single-disc Blu-ray and includes four behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery. The ARP for Blu-ray is $16.99.

Special Features

  • Unrated Cut Blu-ray
  • The Making of a Thriller Full-Length Documentary including interviews with Brian De Palma, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Dennis Franz
  • Slashing Dressed to Kill featurette
  • Dressed to Kill: An Appreciation by Keith Gordon featurette
  • Comparison of the Unrated, R-rated, and Network Versions featurette
  • Animated Photo Gallery

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