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The Black Dahlia (R2) in January

Entertainment in Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Black Dahlia for 22nd January 2007 priced at £19.99. Two ambitious cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), investigate the shocking murder of an aspiring young starlet. With a corpse so mutilated that photos are kept from the public, the case becomes an obsession for the men, and their lives begin to unravel. Blanchard's relationship with his girlfriend Kay (Scarlett Johansson) deteriorates, while Bleichert finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Madeleine (Hilary Swank), a wealthy woman with a dark and twisted connection to the victim.

Based on the novel by James Ellroy and directed by Brian De Palma, The Black Dahlia comes to DVD with over 45 minutes of extras that illuminate some of the mysteries enveloping the brutal murder that shocked and fascinated 1940’s America and that remain unsolved to this day.

Extras include:

  • "Reality and Fiction: The Story of the Black Dahlia" - A conversation with best-selling novelist James Ellroy, who gives an in-depth perspective on the crime and how he turned fact into fiction

  • "The Case File" - A behind-the-scenes look at the filmmakers, actors and crew that brought this infamous mystery to the screen

  • "The De Palma Touch" - A look at how acclaimed director Brian De Palma brought his unique and shocking visual style to the film

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