Columbia Noir 1 (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2020]

Release Date: 30 November 2020 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran takeon Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on theradio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunningcollection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. ESCAPE IN THE FOG (Budd Boetticher, 1945) THE UNDERCOVER MAN (Joseph H Lewis, 1949) DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (Richard Quine, 1954) 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (Phil Karlson, 1955) THE GARMENT JUNGLE (Vincent Sherman and Robert Aldrich, 1957) THE LINEUP (Don Siegel, 1958)

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Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: 2K restorations of Escape in the Fog, The Undercover Man and The Garment Jungle High Definition presentations of Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House and The Lineup Original mono soundtracks Audio commentary with film historian Pamela Hutchinson on Escape in the Fog (2020) Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns on The Undercover Man (2020) Audio commentary with critic Nick Pinkerton on Drive a Crooked Road (2020) Audio commentary with critic David Jenkins on 5 Against the House (2020) Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons on The Garment Jungle (2020) Audio commentary with author James Ellroy and the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller on The Lineup (2009) Audio commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner on The Lineup (2020) Introduction to Drive a Crooked Road by Martin Scorsese (2014) It’s a Jungle Out There (2007): archival interview with actor Robert Loggia conducted after a screening of The Garment Jungle Appreciation of The Garment Jungle by Tony Rayns (2020) The Influence of Noir (2009): appreciation of The Lineup by filmmaker Christopher Nolan Two episodes of The Lineup radio series: The Candy Store Murder (1950), written by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine; and The Case of Frankie and Joyce (1951) Screen Snapshots: Mickey Rooney, Then and Now (1953): Columbia Pictures promotional short featuring the famed performer looking back at his series of MickeyMaguire comedies Man on a Bus (1955): short film directed by Joseph H Lewis for the United Jewish Appeal, featuring a star-studded cast, including Walter Brennan, BroderickCrawford, Lassie, and Ruth Roman, and presented in High Definition Original theatrical trailers for Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House, The Garment Jungle and The Lineup The Lineup trailer commentary: short critical appreciation by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Iris Veysey, Paul Duane, Jill Blake, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Nathalie Morris, and Sergio Angelini;archival interview extracts with Budd Boetticher, Joseph H Lewis, Phil Karlson, and Robert Aldrich; extracts from the autobiographies of Don Siegel and Vincent Sherman; and film credits World and UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
Release Date: 30 November 2020
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
SKU: PHILTD300