Illicit passion, greed, robbery, and murder collide in Criss Cross, a classic film noir suspense tale from a true master of the genre, Robert Siodmak (The Killers). Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster Novecento, Birdman of Alcatraz) is a hardworking armoured car driver with a fatal attraction to his ex-wife Anna (Yvonne DeCarlo The Munsters), who's now married to notorious hoodlum Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea Winchester 73). Unable to stay away from her, Steve has a secret tryst with Anna ... only to be discovered by Dundee. To cover up their affair, Steve convinces Dundee that he only met with Anna to get Dundee's help in robbing an upcoming payroll shipment he will be driving. The hood falls for the ruse, which triggers a series of harrowing events that ultimately lead to violence and death. From a new 4K restoration, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this essential film noir in its UK debut on Blu-ray. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration from the original camera negetiave Uncompressed LPCM monaural audio Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature New audio commentary by film author Lee Gambin and actress Rutanya Alda New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin Screen Director's Playhouse radio adaptation from 1949, featuring Burt Lancaster Isolated music & effects track Theatrical trailer A collector's booklet featuring new writing by film historian Kat Ellinger; an essay by Adam Batty; archival writing and imagery
Fifteen years after the Munsters left the airwaves in 1966, Fred Gwynne, Yvonne Decarlo and Al Lewis recreated their roles as Herman, Lily and Grandpa Munster in this macabre, madcap made-for-TV reunion. Unknown to the Munsters, their lookalikes in the local Chamber of Horrors are not merely wax dummies, but robot doubles that commit a rash of crimes, framing poor Herman and Grandpa as ?The Monster Muggers?. After they bust out of jail, a young detective, Glen (Peter Fox), keeps one eye out for them, and the other out for Herman?s attractive niece, Marilyn (Jo McDonnell), while he and Grandpa try to clear themselves. Television legend Sid Caesar is criminal mastermind Dr. Diablo, who believes himself a direct descendant of the Pharaohs, and uses the wax museum as a cover for his mad scheme to recapture the riches of the Nile.
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