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Columbia Noir - Volume 3. (1947 - 1959) (6 Blu-ray)

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Ohjaus Robert Rossen, Rudolph Maté, Henry Levin, Gordon Douglas

Pääosissa Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Mark Stevens, Edmond O'Brien, Gale Storm 

Tekstitys englanti HOH

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JOHNNY O’CLOCK (Robert Rossen, 1947)

THE DARK PAST (Rudolph Maté, 1948)

CONVICTED (Henry Levin, 1950)

BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAWN (Gordon Douglas, 1950)

THE SNIPER (Edward Dmytryk, 1952)

CITY OF FEAR (Irving Lerner, 1959)

Release date: 17 May 2021

Limited Blu-ray Edition (6 x World Blu-ray premieres)

For the third volume in our ongoing Columbia Noir series, we return once again to the studio’s archives for a sextet of films which brings 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.


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 film historian 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, Michał 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

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