Raising Cain (1992)
Sunday 15th January 2017
Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking Wise Guys' knockabout comedy, The Untouchables prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War's Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities satirical misfire, Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain - released on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 30th January 2017 with brand-new interviews and a High Definition digital transfer of the theatrical version.
John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter's wife is concerned that her husband isn't quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she's also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage...
A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance, Raising Cain harks back to those twin masterpieces Psycho and Peeping Tom, but is pure unadulterated De Palma.
A limited Edition [3000 copies] containing the theatrical and director's cut of the film will also be available on Blu-ray.
- High Definition digital transfer of the theatrical version
- Hickory Dickory Doc, a brand-new interview with actor John Lithgow
- The Man in My Life, an interview with actor Steven Bauer
- Have You Talked to the Others?, an interview with editor Paul Hirsch
- Three Faces of Henry, an interview with actor Gregg Henry
- The Cat's in the Bag, an interview with actor Tom Bower
- A Little Too Late for That, an interview with actor Mel Harris
- Raising Pino, a brand-new interview with composer Pino Donaggio
- Father s Day, a brand-new video essay about the multiple versions of Raising Cain by Chris Dumas, author of Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible
- Theatrical Trailer