The Criterion Collection announced their upcoming releases for October today, and among them we were delighted to find Brian De Palma’s 1972 horror film, Sisters.
In the film, the late Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond.
A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
Special features include:
- New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Brian De Palma, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with actor Jennifer Salt
- Interviews from 2004 with De Palma, actors William Finley and Charles Durning, and producer Edward R. Pressman
- Audio from a 1973 discussion with De Palma at the AFI
- Appearance from 1970 by actor Margot Kidder on The Dick Cavett Show
- PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey, excerpts from a 1973 interview with De Palma on the making of the film, and a 1973 article by De Palma on working with composer Bernard Hermann
Criterion’s release of Sisters will arrive on DVD & Blu-ray on October 23.