Sound recordist, Jack Terry connects series Z. One night when he records ambient sounds, he attends a car accident and saves the life of Sally, his passenger. At the hospital, the identity of the deceased driver creates amazement: it is Governor McRyan, a politician tipped to be the next President of the United States. Now convinced that the car was shot, Jack obsessively listens to the tapes of the recording again...
By staging an invisible crime revealed by the powers of cinema, Brian De Palma ( Snake Eyes ) revisits the grammar of Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow Up and concentrates all of America's psychoses at the heart of a paranoid thriller. Driven by an exceptional cast and iconic photography, Blow Out remains one of the major masterpieces of American cinema of the 1980s! BLOW OUT (1981 – Colors – 108 mins)
. PREFACE BY SAMUEL BLUMENFELD (8 mins)
. A CRY OF TRUTH (27mn) An analysis by Jean Douchet
. RETURN TO PHILADELPHIA (18 mins) George Litto, producer of Blow Out , remembers the genesis of the project and filming in Philadelphia.
. BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR (27 mins) Vilmos Zsigmond talks about his collaboration with Brian De Palma through the particular treatment of colors and special effects used in the film.
. MEMORIES OF A RAG DOLL (21 mn) Nancy Allen discusses her work with John Travolta on the set of Blow Out .
. MULTITRACKS (27 mins) Pino Donaggio, composer, looks back on his career as a violinist, then as a popular singer until his collaboration with Brian De Palma.