Sisters

Sisters

DVD - 2000
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Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2000
ISBN: 9781559409087
1559409088
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 S6235d
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Sisters

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If you want to know what the Watergate-era 1970s looked like, check out this delightful 90-minute journey into the macabre. A young Brian De Palma directs a young Margot Kidder. Jennifer Salt, the crusading women's libber of the local Staten Island newspaper, and William Finley, the creepy French Canadian physician, are both terrific. Something happened during the Watergate era. The dominant Cold War conformist militarist culture was beaten and in retreat. And though the Hippies had failed to achieve their Aquarian Utopia, they had come to occupy a central spot in mass society. It wouldn't last long. By the second part of Jimmy Carter's term, the conservative Moral Majority retrenchment is underway. To take a peek at a sexy, interracial thriller before Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan rollback the swinging egalitarianism of the early '70s, check out SISTERS.

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akirakato
Mar 26, 2015

This is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma.
The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated Siamese twin is suspected of a brutal murder witnessed by a newspaper reporter in Staten Island.
Although the starting Candid-Camera-style television show is silly and comical, this film is a suspenseful, thrilling, engaging and edge-of-your-seat psychological murder melo-drama.

btmslt Apr 26, 2013

Not a very thrilling horror film. At firdt it is verslow moving and then it is all to obvious and not frightening at all.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 05, 2012

1973's "Sisters" is basically a sinister, little "good girl/bad girl" horror story which reveals to us the evil that lurks within.

As this film's title suggests, the two girls in question here are, in fact, sisters. The twist to the story is that Danielle and Dominique (though now separated) were born as Siamese twins, joined at the hip.

OK. Let's face it. - Even though Sisters, as a horror film, would never win any prizes for originality and is pretty tame by today's standards of gore, it does contain a horrifically gruesome murder - And, during a freaky and very effective, little nightmare/fantasy sequence, we are witness to the horrendous approach that was taken in order to physically separate these twins.

Directed by Brian De Palma in the early years of his career, Sisters may be far from being considered a really great horror film but, all the same, it is quite an unsettling, little gem, in its own right.

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ausnos
Jul 28, 2012

I was really impressed with this film! Margot Kidder was amazing, but what really captivated me was the camera work. I love how they did the split screens, etc it was sheer genius! The story was original too and had me glued to the screen the entire way through! I love this film!

VahiniG Mar 26, 2012

I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard of this film! It was great, I love cheesy movies, horror movies and general weirdness, so this film was a great watch for me.

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hsberman
Aug 07, 2011

This may be De Palma's best movie--filmed after his early imaginative, but uneven films, but before he let his ego get in the way of his work. Creepy, "but in a good way."

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 05, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's a gruesome murder with plenty of bloodshed.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 05, 2012

Sexual Content: There's female nudity and sexual situations.

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Boobychuk
Sep 02, 2012

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laustcawz Mar 05, 2013

"It was all a ridiculous mistake...there was no body, because there was no murder."

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