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    Unique ID Code: 0000022057
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 3/9/2001 12:17
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    Blow Out (US)

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    Murder has a sound all of its own!
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 108 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) stars in this riveting mystery/thriller filled with powerful performances, intense action and an "engrossing web of suspense and intrigue" (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide). Written and directed by master filmmaker Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible), Blow Out is a heart-stopping adventure hailed by Rolling Stone as "an American moviemaking triumph!"

    Jack Terri (Travolta) is a talented audio technician who makes his living by recording unique sounds for horror movies. But when he accidentally tapes an automobile crash that kills a presidential candidate and injures his young mistress, Sally (Nancy Allen), Jack is hurled into a mystery far more terrifying than any of his films! Soon he and Sally must fight to stay alive as they uncover an explosive political conspiracy that will send shockwaves to the highest levels of government.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Brian De Palma

    Written By:

    Peter Boyden
    Dennis Franz
    John Lithgow
    Nancy Allen
    John Travolta

    Casting By:
    Lynn Stalmaster

    Soundtrack By:
    Pino Donaggio
    Ralph Berliner

    Director of Photography:
    Vilmos Zsigmond

    Paul Hirsch

    Costume Designer:
    Vicki Sánchez
    Ann Roth

    Production Designer:
    Paul Sylbert

    George Litto

    Executive Producer:
    Fred C. Caruso

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    9 / 10
    One of the best films of the 1980`s get`s its first showing on DVD. The Transfer is reasonably OK, the picture is a little soft, but it was shot like that(soft filter were used quite alot in the mid seventies to early 80`s. Pino Donaggio`s score comes out well in the mix. Definately one to savour, although it has to be said not the defintavie version of this movie on DVD. Look for a Lauren Baurzio produced version in the not too distant future.

    I find the transfer satisfactory for the moment :)

    Ignore the other review of this film, read Pauline Kael`s review of the film!

    posted by Richard73 on 8/9/2001 21:02