Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original lustre! This nervy, shot-on-location thriller featuring a stunning performance from Ann Sheridan (Angels with Dirty Faces, They Drive by Night), showcases one of the finest cinematic depictions of mid-20th century San Francisco. After witnessing a gangland execution Frank goes into hiding, while his wife, Eleanor (Sheridan), and the cops go on a wild chase around San Francisco before Frank is silenced by the mob. Eleanor is certain she'll lead them to her husband, whose testimony against the killer could bring down a crime kingpin. But Eleanor and her Frank are separated she never wants to see him again. When roguish newspaperman Danny Legget (Dennis O'Keefe, T-Men, Raw Deal) charms Eleanor into helping him track down the hidden husband there are unexpected, stunning, and poignant results. Restored by the Film Noir Foundation in conjunction with UCLA Film & Television Archive, Woman on the Run is finally made available in the UK for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new restoration of original 35mm vault elements by UCLA Film & Television Archive Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio Commentary by author, historian, and noirchaeologist Eddie Muller Love is a Rollercoaster: Woman on the Run Revisited a new featurette on the making of the film, from script to noir classic, produced by Steven Smith and the Film Noir Foundation A Wild Ride: Restoring Woman on the Run a stranger-than-fiction document of the film's restoration, produced by Steven Smith and the Film Noir Foundation Noir City a short documentary directed by Joe Talbot about the annual Noir City Film Festival presented by the Film Noir Foundation at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre Gallery featuring rare photographs, poster art and original lobby cards Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin Booklet featuring new writing by Eddie Muller
Fess Parker captured the hearts of millions with his strong confident portrayal of the legendary king of the wild frontier. There's never been a folk hero quite like Davy Crockett and you'll see why when you watch him 'grin' down a bear battle an Indian chief in a tomahawk duel and fight for freedom at the Alamo. Disney's popular action-adventure inspired millions of children to sport coonskin caps and sing 'The Ballad Of Davy Crockett' which topped the nation's hit list for 13
A single season TV show, originally aired in 1966-7, The Green Hornet was produced by William Dozier as a stable-mate for his more popular Batman series. Originally a 1940s radio character (and the grand-nephew of the Lone Ranger), the Green Hornet was another masked crime fighter with a secret identity and a sidekick (not to mention a cool car, the Black Beauty, and a memorable theme, a jazzy riff on "Flight of the Bumblebee"). Newspaper magnate Britt Reid (Van Williams) dons a mask and slouch hat to fight corruption in the big city. In place of Robin or Tonto, GH has Kato (Bruce Lee), a martial arts expert-chauffeur whose name inspired Inspector Clouseau's assistant and who seems to blow the secret identity gaff by using his real name in both civilian life and masked adventuring. While Batman was a colourful exercise in camp, with over-the-top villains played for laugh and a pop art hipness, The Green Hornet was a mundane pulp adventure with very little humour and very little in the character and plot departments. After the superstardom and early death of Bruce Lee, 20th Century Fox decided to cobble together a couple of theatrical feature films from this property, of which this 1974 effort is the first. The bulk of the film consists of four episodes crudely spliced together. Scattered throughout are bizarrely irrelevant fight scenes from other episodes, which make the already disjointed plotting quite surreal. The television image was cropped to make a widescreen film, which means the tops of heads and hats are lopped off the frame with alarming regularity. Though an interesting curio, fans might have preferred a release of individual episodes. On the DVD: This letterboxed transfer is probably the best the film could ever be made to look, considering it was probably shot on 16mm, then blown up and cropped for widescreen release. The quality varies notably from scene to scene, suggesting that the source episodes were in wildly different shape. The extras include thorough cast notes on Williams, Lee and under-used heroine Wende Wagner, still-image and film photo galleries, a quarter-hour featurette on the Black Beauty (flawed by the fact that the current owner is one of the dullest speakers in America), some shots of the Black Hornet Corgi model (oddly available in the UK in the 1960s, though the show didn't air on British television), a solid essay on the history of the character, notes on "The Bruce and Brandon Lee Association" and a funky if incomplete trailer for Black Samurai. --Kim Newman
Set against a backdrop of the dangerous brutal days of the Western pioneers David Harvey is a widower with a young son who takes a bonded servant Rachel as his wife. There is no affection between them until his smooth talking friend Jim Fairways who shows an obvious interest in Rachel forcing David to realise that there is a woman in his house.
Murder for hire! The world-famous Japanese detective is plunged into a deadly maze of deception in this fi fth episodeof the hugely popular Mr. Moto series.After orchestrating a daring escape from the infamous Devil's Island prison, an undercover Mr. Moto (Lorre) flees wi thhis cellmate - a ruthless murderer - to London. Determined to infiltrate the killer's gang of assassins and discover the identity of it's leader. Mr. Moto must use all of his wits - and disguises - to trap a criminal mastermind and destroy his evil organisation...before he strikes again!
After witnessing a mob hit Frank Johnson goes on the run fearing for his life. Inspector Ferris and Detective Shaw are suspicious when they interview his uncooperative and seemingly uncaring wife Eleanor. But when Eleanor is approached by tabloid reporter Danny Leggatt offering to help find her husband it appears Leggatt is not all he seems! The riveting twists and turns together with the acerbic wit and charisma of the leading lady keep this thriller bubbling along as we head for a dramatic final showdown. San Francisco is cleverly used as an extra character in this enjoyable exciting and engaging film set firmly in the film noir genre with great performances from a strong cast.
Joseph Cotten stars in Orson Welles' gripping RKO spy thriller as a US engineer in Turkey targeted for death by the Nazis. Fleeing the country by steamer he soon realises that any one of the ship's passengers could be a Nazi assassin. Orson Welles and Delores del Rio co-star.
Screen-giant Peter Lorre mixes business and pleasure in his final appearance as secret-agent Mr. Moto!All work and no play makes Mr. Moto (Lorre) a busy detective! Mr. Moto heads to Egypt to thwart a criminal mastermind determined to steal the priceless crown of the Queen of Sheba. But the action heats up and the suspense soars when the precious treasure begins its perilous journey to America and Mr. Moto must race against time to unmask a cunning thief who will stop at nothing - not even murder- to get what he wants!
Murder, intrigue and seduction! The first instalment of the classic Mr. Moto detective series.When his import/export business is infiltrated by international diamond smugglers, Mr. Moto (Lorre) must follow a trail of clues littered with beautiful women, glittering gems and deadly assassins. Making his way from the mysterious streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to the dark and dangerous alleys of Shanghai Mr. Moto will stop at nothing to bring the culprits to justice.even i f it means making the ultimate sacrifice!
Peter Lorre's Mr. Moto sets sail for an explosive high-seas adventure in his sixth spine-tingling detective mystery!The world teeters on the brink of war when a nefarious band of foreign saboteurs hatches a devastating plot to blow upthe French fleet and blame it on the British! But when Mr. Moto sets out to trap the conspirators - only to find himselfcaptured instead - the world's greatest detective must use all of his wits to diffuse a ticking time bomb of globaldestruction...before world peace is doomed to a watery grave!
Peter Lorre's world-famous detective, Mr. Moto. strikes again in his fourth spine-tingling adventure!On a mission to unmask the leader of a military uprising in Tong Moi. Mr. Moto finds himself deep in the darkest jungles of Asia posing as an archaeologist. But when his excavation of a local temple unearths a massive cache of weapons and explosives. Mr. Moto is compelled to join forces with a beautiful - but mysterious - adventurer whose interest in Tong Moi may not be as innocent as it seems...
Mr. Moto is back in action in his second rip-roaring adventure!Mr. Moto heads to China on a quest for seven ancient scrolls that reveal the location of Genghis Khan's tomb - a cryptfilled with fabulous treasure! But Moto isn't the only one stalking the scrolls - so is a shadowy band of thieves. But when his ruthless rivals go too far, the mild-mannered detective's quest for antiquities becomes a passion for vengeance - because if he can't bring these villains to justice.he'll bring them to their knees!
A Japanese man claiming to be Mr Moto of the International Police is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr Moto is already in Port Said investigating a conspiracy against the British and French governments. The dead man was his colleague impersonating him to throw the conspirators off his scent. Mr Moto recognises one of the conspirators as a British Secret Service agent and together they discover that the gang have mined the
A four disc DVD set of classic detective films. With Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes; Peter Lorre as Mr Moto; Boris Karloff as Mr Wong and Ralph Byrd as Dick Tracy. Mr. Moto's Last Warning (Dir. Norman Foster 1939): A Japanese man claiming to be Mr Moto of the International Police is abducted and murdered soon after disembarking from a ship at Port Said in Egypt. The real Mr Moto is already in Port Said investigating a conspiracy against the British and French government
After Bruce Lee's untimely death in 1973 and the global success of Enter The Dragon two feature films were created to capitalise on Lee's worldwide stardom. The first of these films The Green Hornet was released theatrically in 1974. Starring Bruce Lee as Kato and Van Williams as The Green Hornet the film capitalised on the existing popularity of the 1960s crime fighting duo. Edited with Bruce Lee's star power in mind the film has an abundance of spectacular fight scenes. Fury Of The Dragon was released in 1976. This movie takes Kato and the Green Hornet on four epic adventures including trying to stop a plot to oust a young prince of foreign power and exposing two crooked cops a case that leads to the Green Hornet being wounded and then nearly killed. This box set also includes a poster.
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