Columbia Noir Vol 1 (Blu-ray) Indicator Ltd

$149.00

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 take on 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’s 5 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 the radio 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 stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

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Special Features

ESCAPE IN THE FOG
2K restoration
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Pamela Hutchinson (2020)
The Fleet That Came to Stay (1945, 22 mins): World War II documentary, compiled by Budd Boetticher from original combat footage captured during the Battle of Okinawa, and released shortly after Escape in the Fog
You Nazty Spy! (1940, 18 mins): World War II comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio satirise the Third Reich and help publicise the Nazi threat to American audiences
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE UNDERCOVER MAN
2K restoration
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns (2020)
Man on a Bus (1945, 29 mins): short film directed by Joseph H Lewis for the United Jewish Appeal, featuring a star-studded cast, including Walter Brennan, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, and Lassie
Income Tax Sappy (1954, 17 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio come under the scrutiny of the US Treasury Department when they get creative with their tax returns
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD
High Definition presentation
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film critic Nick Pinkerton (2020)
The Guardian Interview with Mickey Rooney (1988, 83 mins): archival audio recording of the much-loved actor in conversation with Tony Sloman at the National Film Theatre, London
Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2012, 2 mins)
Screen Snapshots: ‘Mickey Rooney, Then and Now’ (1953, 10 mins): Columbia Pictures promotional short featuring the famed performer looking back at one of his childhood roles
Higher Than a Kite (1943, 18 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play mechanics who find themselves in a situation that’s way out of their control
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

5 AGAINST THE HOUSE
High Definition presentation
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film critic David Jenkins (2020)
The Guardian Interview with Kim Novak (1997, 67 mins): archival video recording of the celebrated actor in conversation with David Robinson at the National Film Theatre, London
Sweet and Hot (1958, 17 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio team up with a female singer in the hope of finding fame and fortune in the big city
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE GARMENT JUNGLE
2K restoration
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020)
It’s a Jungle Out There (2007, 20 mins): archival interview with actor Robert Loggia, conducted by Alan K Rode of the Film Noir Foundation following a screening of The Garment Jungle
Law of the Jungle (2020, 15 mins): writer and film programmer Tony Rayns discusses Robert Aldrich and The Garment Jungle
Rip, Sew and Stitch (1953, 17 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play tailors who find themselves caught up in criminal activities
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray

THE LINEUP
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with author James Ellroy and the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller (2009)
Audio commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner (2020)
The Influence of Noir (2009, 7 mins): appreciation by filmmaker Christopher Nolan
The Streets of San Francisco (2020, 7 mins): video essay guide to the locations of The Lineup
Three episodes of The Lineup radio series: ‘The Candy Store Murder’ (1950, 30 mins), written by Blake Edwards; ‘The Case of Frankie and Joyce’ (1951, 31 mins); and ‘The Harrowing Haggada Handball Case’ (1951, 26 mins), written by Edwards and Richard Quine
Tricky Dicks (1953, 16 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio send up the police procedural
Original theatrical trailer
Trailer commentary: short appreciation by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson
Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
UK premiere on Blu-ray
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 articles and interviews, and film credits
Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

Format

Bluray

Label

Indicator