Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill

Directed by Brian De Palma • 1980 • United States
Starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen

Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller. At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, DRESSED TO KILL revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large. With its masterfully executed scenes of horror, voluptuous camera work, and passionate score, DRESSED TO KILL is a veritable symphony of terror, enhanced by vivid performances by Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, and Nancy Allen.

Dressed to Kill
  • Dressed to Kill

    Directed by Brian De Palma • 1980 • United States
    Starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen

    Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller. At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, DRESSED TO KILL revolves ar...

Extras

  • DRESSED TO KILL Edition Intro

  • Noah Baumbach and Brian De Palma on DRESSED TO KILL

    In the following conversation, recorded in 2015, director Brian De Palma discusses his creative choices in DRESSED TO KILL with filmmaker Noah Baumbach.

  • Nancy Allen on DRESSED TO KILL

    In the following interview, conducted in 2015, actor Nancy Allen recalls the highlights and challenges of working on DRESSED TO KILL, her first leading role.

  • George Litto on DRESSED TO KILL

    George Litto discusses producing three Brian De Palma classics—OBSESSION, DRESSED TO KILL, and BLOW OUT—in this 2015 interview.

  • Pino Donaggio on DRESSED TO KILL

    Composer Pino Donaggio talks about his haunting score for DRESSED TO KILL and his long professional relationship with director Brian De Palma in this 2015 interview.

  • Victoria Lynn Johnson on DRESSED TO KILL

    In this interview, conducted in 2015, former model and 1978 “Penthouse” Pet of the Year Victoria Lynn Johnson recalls her brief but highly memorable role as Angie Dickinson’s shower-scene body double in DRESSED TO KILL.

  • Stephen Sayadian on DRESSED TO KILL

    In this interview, conducted in 2015, Stephen Sayadian, the photographic art director for the original DRESSED TO KILL one-sheet poster, describes the creation of that iconic design and delves into the importance of poster-driven promotion at the time.

  • The Making of DRESSED TO KILL

    This 2001 documentary, detailing the production of the landmark erotic thriller DRESSED TO KILL, includes interviews with director Brian De Palma; actors Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, and Dennis Franz; and producer George Litto.

  • Defying Categories: Ralf Bode

    In this 2015 piece, filmmaker Michael Apted and experimental video artist Peer Bode remember the late DRESSED TO KILL cinematographer Ralf Bode and discuss his working methods.

  • Slashing DRESSED TO KILL

    This 2001 piece examines the cuts made to DRESSED TO KILL in order to avoid an X rating in 1980.

  • DRESSED TO KILL: An Appreciation by Keith Gordon

    This piece, made in 2001, features actor and director Keith Gordon discussing the many filmmaking techniques on display in DRESSED TO KILL.

  • DRESSED TO KILL Version Comparison

    This 2001 piece compares the various visual and audio differences between the R-rated theatrical cut, the director’s preferred unrated version, and the television edit of DRESSED TO KILL.