The Black Dahlia


The Black Dahlia is set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered. 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 Black Dahlia’ and ‘The Skeleton Key’ Get Blu-ray Upgrades on September 7th

You can bring home two recent thrillers home for the first time in high definition this September. The Black Dahlia and The Skeleton Key will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on September 7. We don't have pricing or special features details for either of these titles as of yet, but you can take a look at both of the cover art images and synopses below.

The Black Dahlia weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short (Mia Kirshner) A.K.A. The Black Dahlia -an attack so grisly that images of the killing were kept from the public.

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Universal Brings out ‘The Black Dahlia’ December 26

Movie PictureUniversal is going to make December 26 a bloody one as it unleashes The Black Dahlia on DVD!

The acclaimed director of Scarface and the best-selling author of "L.A. Confidential" take on the most notorious unsolved murder case in California history in The Black Dahlia, coming to DVD on December 26, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. An all-star cast, including Josh Hartnett (Sin City, Black Hawk Down), Scarlett Johansson (Lost In Translation, The Prestige), Aaron Eckhart (Erin Brockovich, Thank You For Smoking) and two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, "Boys Don't Cry"), headlines this provocative crime film directed by the modern master of the suspense thriller, Brian De Palma. Written for the screen by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) and based on James Ellroy's explosive best-selling novel, the film is inspired by the infamous 1947 killing of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short. The DVD includes over 45 minutes of compelling bonus features that delve deep into the mysteries of the gruesome and fascinating crime that continues to intrigue almost 60 years later. The DVD is priced at $29.98. Preorder close is November 21, 2006.

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Scarlett Johannson and Josh Hartnett Test Out Their Theories On ‘The Black Dahlia’

It's one of the most horrific deaths in American and Hollywood history - the brutal murder of actress Elizabeth Short in 1947. The investigation is still up in the air to this day, and is the focus of the new film, The Black Dahlia; the movie is based on the book by James Ellroy.

Josh Hartnett and Aaron Eckhart are the lead police detectives on the case; unfortunately, their two very different views on the case get in the way of their investigation. Josh is the young, go-getter, while Aaron is the veteran cop, who also has some side mob deals.

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CONTEST: Win Prizes from ‘The Black Dahlia’!

Movie PictureOn September 15, filmmaking meastro Brian De Palma returns with The Black Dahlia! To celebrate this release we are giving away some t-shirts from the film!

CLICK HERE to enter our contest!

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Brian De Palma's ‘Black Dahlia’ Trailer Now Online

The first trailer for director Brian De Palma's thriller The Black Dahlia is now available for viewing HERE at Yahoo! Movies.

The film will be released on September 16 and stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner and Hilary Swank.

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Universal picks up Brian De Palma's ‘The Black Dahlia’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, in the first big North American sale at Cannes this year, Universal Pictures has picked up distribution rights to director Brian De Palma's $60 million 1940s crime thriller The Black Dahlia, starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank.

Universal paid between $10 million-$15 million, according to sources. After visiting the Bulgaria set en route to Cannes, Universal vice chairman Marc Shmuger became convinced that the film "was vintage De Palma material like 'The Untouchables,' " he said. "I was wowed by everything I saw. It's a rare opportunity to find a project with such great talent and a masterful story, self-financed and available.

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Aaron Eckhart to star in De Palma's ‘The Black Dahlia’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Eckhart has booked a starring turn in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia, which Millennium Films and Signature Pictures are producing.

The movie is an adaptation of James Ellroy's 1940s-set novel about two LAPD cops who investigate the real-life case of the murder of fledgling actress Elizabeth Short. Eckhart will play one of the officers. Josh Hartnett portrays the other cop. Hilary Swank and Scarlett Johansson also have been cast.

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Hilary Swank playing a femme fatale in ‘The Black Dahlia’

According to Variety, Hilary Swank will play a femme fatale in The Black Dahlia, the Brian De Palma-directed adaptation of the James Ellroy novel.

Swank, who was nominated for two Golden Globes on Tuesday (for Million Dollar Baby and HBO's "Iron Jawed Angels"), joins Josh Hartnett and Scarlett Johansson in the drama.

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