The special effects of the film are really good. I like the hero. Very pretty. The plot is very subtle. I watched this video with my brother. I think the movie would be better if it ended a little bit more sad.
One of De Palma's best films ever, with a fantastic rhythm and sense of cinema from the very start to the end. There are maybe some excessive scenes where pathos, anxiety or drama are too stressed and become a little over the top, but he managed to resume from Antonioni former film and concept of technology changing the way we see the world, and develop a master-thriller, with fantastic scenes, all built around the idea of time, perception, distortion of the senses, and a truth and reality that is not what we know. A political thriller where the concept, the story and the way it is directed are all connected and converge into this great example of Cinema with the capitol C, without losing however any adherence with reality. It si not just art for art, but art that change the way we see the world. Great blu ray, with some flaws, but still top class.
Brian De Palma's Masterpiece gets the Criterion treatment. So what do you get for your hard earned? Firstly: the transfer is superb, superior to the previous MGM release. The bonus disc features some excellent interviews, including one with Mr. De Palma himself conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbauch. I was quite surprised that it didn't touch on De Palma's early involvement in the "Prince Of The City" project before it was taken on by Sidney Lumet, as it served as inspiration for a key flashback sequence in "Blow Out". However, this is a minor point as it's a very informative interview overall. The second disc also features De Palma's '67 feature "Murder a la Mod" in its entirety.
"Blow Out" is an incredible picture featuring John Travolta's finest ever performance plus some wonderful support from the likes of Nancy Allen, John Lithgow and Dennis Franz. It also features one of the most heartbreaking endings in cinema history. Hats off to Mr. De Palma and Criterion for this highly recommended release.