Body Double (Bilingual) [Import]
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Brian De Palma invites you to witness a seduction...a mystery... a murder. It's BODY DOUBLE a spine-tingling look at voyeurism and sexuality from the modern master of suspense. Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) an unemployed actor is asked to house-sit at a luxurious hillside apartment. As a bonus the home offers Jake a telescopic peek into the bedroom of Gloria Revelle (Deborah Shelton) who performs an arousing striptease. When Jake discovers another man is also spying on Gloria he begins an obsessive surveillance of her. Soon a grisly murder leads him into the world of X-rated films where he meets sexy porn queen Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) who is a key to the crime. De Palma has createda gripping adult thriller of eroticism and horror!System Requirements:Running Time: 114 MinutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE Rating: R UPC: 043396150126 Manufacturer No: 15012
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In the convoluted plot, an actor needs a temporary place to stay, and an acquaintance puts him up in a spectacular Hollywood Hills home. The friend points out that, through a telescope in the house, one can spy on a woman in a house across the way. Said woman puts on quite a striptease show every evening. One night, the actor sees the woman being robbed by a very spooky character. Already obsessed with her, he begins to follow her around town to make sure she is okay. His spy games lead to danger, murder and some rather graphic encounters in the world of porn video making.
This is one of those movies that hinge on a totally improbable plot device. Though he uses a whole bag of cinematic tricks which make some of the movie rather interesting to look at, De Palma never manages to fool the audience into going with the flow of the ludicrous story. The movie can be looked at as a spoof of suspense thriller; however, it doesn't succeed very well on that level either.
De Palma had directed some fine movies in his time. "Body Double" is definitely a low point, in my opinion. Besides the films mentioned above, the good ones include three crime sagas - "The Untouchables", "Scarface", and "Carlito's Way", as well as the horror classic, "Carrie".
Anyway the movie is about a beat down B movie actor who is down on his luck with mental blocks during his performances, he'll get let go if he can't get his act together. With bad news like that he only comes home to his wife cheating on him with another man. After such a devestating discovery he goes searching for something more, when he meets a man who needs a house-sitter for his Hollywood mansion penthouse on a mountain that overlooks a complex with a sexy mysterious woman in one of the condos. Well while watching the house he becomes a peeping tom for this woman and notices her perculiar dance while stripping nude. He notices someone is stalking her and following her so he tries to tell her, but one night he witnesses her murder. It's a good one! Then he is watching tv and sees a porn star dancing on her video and notices that perculiar dance again so he gets together with her and tries to make a good porno, then solve a mystery of murder. Watch to see the ending!
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Brian De Palma's classic film. I love this film. A must see for every De Palma fan. A suspenseful masterpiece.Published 6 months ago by Jason Hutton
I bought this movie with the understanding I was getting a region 1 copy in the description nowhere does it say it's a european copy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marty Hannah
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If you are into Brian De Palma films, this will hit the spot. Has unique camera angles, suspense, strange story, and eroticism. Read morePublished 20 months ago by DavidGDisherToronto
My copy of this DVD was NOT widescreen. Amazon accepted its return despite its being opened. And they paid the shipping costs. Good customer service, thank you. Read morePublished on May 11 2010 by Member 121
Don't listen to the other reviewers. This movie is a new low in cinema -- I don't care that it is violent or exploitative or anything like that -- it is simply dull, badly made,... Read morePublished on June 13 2004
Heres the story. Once upon there was a man who had this movie in his living room. Then his step-son brought it to his step-brothers and brothers room and watched it. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004 by joe tow
Lord, yes, it has problems, but get real, you wannabe filmmakers who never dared pick up a camera or risk your own money: there is nothing around better in American film than the... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2004 by L. S. Slaughter
This movie was good because it had a lot of nudity and the best parts were when they switched stories from one to another. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003 by Michael Roman