RAISING CAIN REVIEWED
“Raising Cain” is DePalma’s third or fourth attempt to try to make his “Psycho”. This one is the most outright lift, as it plays with multiple personality disorder in a way that has yet to be equaled. John Lithgow is the end result of years of torture to find the perfect MPD case study. Unfortunately, his father is still alive and forcing his pet project to obtain kids to serve as a new control group. Meanwhile, Lithgow’s wife is trying to leave him to be with her secret lover. Cain finds out and doesn’t take it well.
Naturally, kids get kidnapped and we learn how deep abuse and multiple personality disorder (MPD) can reach. Identity is examined, as well as following what we accept as fact. Lithgow deserved an Oscar nomination for playing five roles in the same movie, but I guess it was too much for Universal to process. Honestly, I can’t watch this film anymore outside of the Director’s Cut. That reorganization makes this the most coherent DePalma film of the last 30 years. Scream Factory is just making 2016 rock for me.
- Two cuts of the movie.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track