To Die For – 4K 03/30/24

The Criterion Collection
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Buck Henry’s screenplay slams monstrous celebrity careerism in the most entertaining way: because Nicole Kidman’s TV weather lady wants to climb the ladder of on-air celebrity, her inconveniently unglamorous first husband has to go. It’s the most blatant murder scheme ever, with a woman who considers herself to be perfection recruiting and seducing high schoolers to do the dark deed. Gus Van Sant’s satirical thriller gets high marks from our reviewer Charlie Largent; Kidman has a terrific backup cast in Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, Casey Affleck, Illeana Douglas and Dan Hedaya. On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.