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This review is from: Dressed to Kill [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)
"Dressed to Kill" is easily the best of De Palma's suspense thrillers. The black and white psychology of these films are off-putting for some but I find it to be an effective way of crafting compelling characters that leave an impression. The tracking shot at the museum, with Pino Donaggio's breathtaking score that treats a coyly sexual pursuit in the same manner, cinematically, as a tense and dangerous chase, is one of the best sequences of De Palma's career.
I would recommend getting the Blu to UK viewers- it's a pity that it's only available as an import, because the blu ray contains the uncut version of the film. The differences aren't hugely different but having seen both cuts the cuts do take away from the blatant provocative menace of the scenes they occur in.
The main Making Of featurette is quite interesting, especially in putting the film in the context of it's reception and the controversy surrounding it. I always love hearing DePalma talk about the creative process- his distinct visual ideas often get carried over into other films, as shown in the documentary which discusses De Palma's aborted screenplay for "Cruising" (eventually made by William Friedkin, and an awful film it was) and how elements of this turn up in "Dressed to Kill".