Blow Out: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1981) / Region A
Blow Out: The Criterion Collection

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Blow Out: The Criterion Collection

In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma (Sisters, Carrie, Scarface), John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) gives one of his greatest performances, as Jack, a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally (played by Carrie's Nancy Allen), a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot,

profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, Blow Out is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of moviemaking.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 19 2011
  • Production Year 1981
  • Empire SKU 1564193
  • UPC Code 715515080019
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New hour-long video interview with De Palma, conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbach
New video interview with star Nancy Allen
De Palma's 1967 feature Murder A La Mod
New video interview with cameraman Garrett Brown on the Steadicam shots featured in the film within the film
On-set photos by photographer Louis Goldman
Original Theatrical Trailer
Booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Sragow and Pauline Kael's original New Yorker review


  • Audio
    English DTS-HD MA Surround
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.40:1 Color

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