Screenshot Saturday: Sisters (1972) (The Criterion Collection)



Studio: Criterion Collection 

Release Date: March 27th, 1973 (theatrical) / October 23rd, 2018 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 92 mins

Region Code: A (locked)

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 aspect ratio)

Sound: English LPCM Mono

Subtitles: English SDH

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

Written by Brian De Palma and Louisa Rose

Directed by Brian De Palma

Rating: R (gory murders and nudity)

Welcome to Screenshot Saturday. So sorry that we missed a post last week, but things were a bit hectic around the offices. Don't worry, however, because we are back and we have some Brian De Palma for you.

Today's screenshots come from the brand new blu-ray, released through The Criterion Collection, of Brian De Palma's Sisters, from a brand new 4K restoration. This is a wonderful film that starts out slow and meaningful and then turns into a weird, mindfuck. The film stars Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, and Charles Durning. Criterion has done a fantastic job of restoring the film and making the purchase worth the asking price.

Sisters was the first big film that De Palma did and it is a whopper. He has been accused of stealing from Hitchcock, but I think that he took some of the best things that Hitchcock did and then made them his own, kind of the way Quentin Tarantino makes films. This isn't a bad thing as it brings different styles of filmmaking back in play. Hell, if there wasn't this kind of implementing ideas, we wouldn't have many action films, or dramas, or even comedies. Jackie Chan is known to be inspired by the greats of silent films and there have been countless filmmakers who want to be the "next John Woo or Steven Spielberg". If it works, who cares?

Anyways, enjoy the screenshots and we will see you next week.