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Title The Black Dahlia [videorecording] / Universal Pictures in association with Millennium Films present a Signature Pictures production for Equity Pictures Medienfonds GMBH & Co. KG III and Nu-Image Entertainment GMBH ; Signature Pictures ; produced by Art Linson, Rudy Cohen, Moshe Diamant, Avi Lerner ; screenplay by Josh Friedman ; directed by Brian De Palma.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 B561d 2006    ---  Available
Edition [Full screen ed.].
Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh.
Credits Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Bill Pankow ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; production designer, Dante Ferretti.
Note Based on the novel by James Ellroy.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language.
Summary Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel.
Note Special features: "Reality and fiction: the story of 'The Black Dahlia;" the case file; the De Palma touch presented by Volkswagen.
Subject Short, Elizabeth, 1924-1947 -- Drama.
Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Mutilation -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Mystery -- Feature.
Thriller -- Feature.
Added Author Linson, Art, 1942-
Cohen, Rudy.
Diamant, Moshe.
Lerner, Avi, 1947-
Friedman, Josh.
De Palma, Brian, 1940-
Hartnett, Josh, 1978-
Johansson, Scarlett, 1984-
Eckhart, Aaron, 1968-
Swank, Hilary, 1974-
Kirshner, Mia, 1976-
Starr, Mike, 1950-
Shaw, Fiona, 1958-
Fischler, Patrick, 1969-
Otis, James.
Kavanagh, John.
Zsigmond, Vilmos, 1930-2016.
Pankow, Bill, 1952-
Isham, Mark.
Beavan, Jenny, 1950-
Ferretti, Dante, 1943-
Ellroy, James, 1948- Black Dahlia.
Millennium Films.
Signature Pictures.
Nu Image (Firm)
Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Standard No. 025192918124
Music No. 61029181 Universal Pictures

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