Crime And Punishment Blu Ray

| Blu Ray

After fleeing Nazi Germany following the success of M and re-establishing himself in Britain as a villain for Alfred Hitchcock, the great Peter Lorre arrived in Hollywood in 1935, signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures. His dream star vehicle: a big-screen adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky s most famous novel Crime And Punishment. His choice of director: Josef von Sternberg, already celebrated and castigated in equal measure for his seven-film collaboration with Marlene Dietrich. Roderick Raskolnikov (Lorre) has graduated from university as a noted expert in criminology,... but nonetheless lives in extreme poverty. Desperate and anguished, he murders a miserly pawnbroker, stealing her valuables before fleeing into the night. The next day, he encounters Inspector Porfiry (Edward Arnold), the detective assigned to the murder, and is asked by Porfiry to consult on the case when an innocent man is arrested as a suspect. How long until the conflicted, guilt-ridden Raskolnikov arouses the master detective s suspicions? One of many attempts at the time by Hollywood studios to give cinema an air of prestige by adapting great works of literature, Von Sternberg s stylish direction and Lorre s tour-de-force performance are ready for rediscovery in this Blu-Ray premiere of their only collaboration. [show more]

Read More

buy new from £13.99 | RRP: £N/A
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount
Searching retailers...
  • Blu Ray Details
  • Reviews (0)
  • Price History
  • Watch Trailer
Released
29 July 2019
Directors
Actors
Format
Blu Ray 
Publisher
Arrow Academy 
Classification
Runtime
88 minutes 
Features
 
Barcode
5027035020730 
  • Title not yet reviewed...

  • Please review this title

    We will publish your review of Crime And Punishment [Blu-ray] on Blu Ray within a few days as long as it meets our guidelines.
    None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.

    Thank you - we will review and publish your review shortly.