Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture For the third volume in its ongoing Columbia Noir series, Indicator return once again to the studio's archives for a sextet of films which bring together some of the great names of film noir including Dick Powell, Lee J Cobb, Nina Foch, William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Dorothy Malone, Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Marie Windsor, and Vince Edwards in stories of psychoanalysis and cynicism, racketeers and radioactivity, casinos and killing sprees, and cops and convicts. Presenting all six films for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere... in the world, this stunning collection includes a commentary on each film, critical appreciations and analyses, a range of documentary shorts from the forties and fifties, six Three Stooges comedy shorts lampooning the tropes and themes of the titles in the set, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. Special Features 2K restoration of Johnny O'Clock High Definition presentations of The Dark Past, Convicted, Between Midnight and Dawn, The Sniper and City of Fear Original mono soundtracks Audio commentary with filmmaker and critic Jim Hemphill on Johnny O'Clock (2021) Audio commentary with lecturer and curator Eloise Ross on The Dark Past (2021) Audio commentary with film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson on Convicted (2021) Audio commentary with critic and author Bryan Reesman on Between Midnight and Dawn (2021) Audio commentary with the Film Noir Foundation's Eddie Muller on The Sniper (2009) Audio commentary with critic and author Adrian Martin on City of Fear (2021) Introduction to The Sniper by Martin Scorsese (2009) Pulp Paranoia (2010): appreciation of City of Fear by filmmaker Christopher Nolan Pamela Hutchinson on Nina Foch (2021): appreciation of celebrated actor and her regular appearances in Columbia noir productions Kim Newman on Gordon Douglas (2021): examination of the director's wide-ranging career Ford Noir (2021): video essay on the various Columbia noir performances of Glenn Ford The Screen Guild Theatre: Blind Alley' (1940): radio adaptation of Broadway play which inspired The Dark Past, starring Edward G Robinson The Autobiography of a Jeep (1943): light-hearted documentary by Irving Lerner, the director-producer of City of Fear, about the then-new, multi-purpose automobile Hymn of the Nations (1944): documentary short, directed by Alexander Hammid and produced by Lerner, featuring famed conductor Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra performing the music of Giuseppe Verdi The Cummington Story (1945): docudrama short, written and directed by Helen Grayson and Larry Madison, produced by Lerner, and featuring the music of Aaron Copland, re-enacting the stories of a group of refugees who relocated to a small American town during World War II The Negro Sailor (1945): US Navy docudrama short, by Convicted director Henry Levin, about African American combatants in World War II Three Lives (1953): United Jewish Appeal short from the writers and director of The Sniper, Edna and Edward Anhalt and Edward Dmytryk, and featuring Jane Wyman, Randolph Scott, Charlton Heston, and Arthur Franz Not One Shall Die (1957): United Jewish Appeal short starring Guy Madison and made by the core crew of many Columbia noirs, including cinematographer Burnett Guffey, editor Al Clark, art director Cary Odell, set decorator Frank Tuttle, and composer Morris Stoloff Six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features included in this set: Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936), So Long Mr. Chumps (1941), Dizzy Detectives (1943), Three Pests in a Mess (1945), Shivering Sherlocks (1948), and Oil's Well That Ends Well (1958) Original theatrical trailers for Johnny O'Clock, Between Midnight and Dawn, The Sniper, and City of Fear 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 Peter Stanfield, David Cairns, MichaÅ Oleszczyk, Adam Scovell, Fintan McDonagh and Andrew Nette; archival interviews and articles; new writing on the short films; and film credits World premieres on Blu-ray Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units [show more]
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