It is my honor to be able to announce the news that the Criterion Collection has done a gorgeous HD transfer of Brian De Palma’s 1967, horror film, Murder a la Mod. The source for the transfer of this film was the original camera negative and the results are clean and crisp. It is actually one of the cleanest transfers I have ever seen, not only due to the high level of telecine, but the negative was pristine. The negative has been a part of the Distribpix archives for over 40 years and after recently learning of Criterion’s hunt for the film, I eagerly got in touch with Criterion producer, Susan Arosteguy. The film was of great interest to The Criterion Collection, as they were looking for supplemental materials to include in the upcoming release of Brian De Palma’s 1981 hit, Blow Out. It was a match made in heaven, and the guys over at Criterion were excellent to work with.
I can’t wait to see this one!