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Essential Film Noir Collection 2 (1951 – 1954)

$119.95

Number of Discs

4

Rating

PG

Release Date

June 2nd, 2021

Runtime (in minutes)

327

Product Code IMP2471

Limited 4 Disc Hardbox edition with unique artwork on the first 1500 copies!

This collection includes four more acclaimed and much sought after classics including Hollywood Story (1951), The City That Never Sleeps (1953), Plunder of the Sun (1953) and Private Hell 36 (1954).

Hollywood Story (1951)

During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director. Starring Richard Conte With cameos by silent film stars such as Helen Gibson and Francis X. Bushman and produced by William Castle.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney (2020)
  • NEW Interview with film author & critic Kim Newman on Hollywood Story (2020)
  • Julie Adams on Hollywood Story
  • Eddie Muller on Hollywood Story
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Film Noir veterans John H. Auer (Hell’s Half Acre) and Steve Fisher (I Mobster) directed and wrote this police thriller in the vein of the popular Detective Story of two years earlier. Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio commentary film critic and historian Imogen Sara Smith (2020)
  • NEW Interview with author & film critic Kim Newman On €City That Never Sleeps (2020)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Plunder of the Sun (1953)

Glenn Ford stars as an American insurance agent who is hired to smuggle a mysterious package from Cuba to Mexico. After his employer is suddenly murdered, Ford winds up embroiled in a hunt for an ancient Zapotecan treasure along with a down-and-out archeologist and a shady antiquities dealer. Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina co-star.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Peter Ford (Glen Ford’s son) and writer/historian Frank Thompson
  • NEW Video Interview with film critic Barry Forshaw on Plunder In The Sun (2020)
  • On Location with Glenn Ford” – Brief series of photos accompanied by Peter Ford’s reading of a letter his father wrote to his grandmother while on location.
  • Plundering History” featurette
  • The John Wayne Stock Company: Sean McClory” featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Private Hell 36 (1954)

Ida Lupino co-wrote and stars in this classic film noir about a desperate cop (Steve Cochran) straying off the straight-and-narrow, falling for a world-weary lounge singer (Lupino), and betraying his honest partner (Howard Duff). Directed with grim, artful efficiency by Don Siegel.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian Drew Casper (2021)
  • NEW Video Essay with film critic Kat Ellinger on Ida Lupino (2020)
  • NEW Featurette about the early career of Don Siegel (2021)
  • NEW Video Interview with film critic Barry Forshaw on Private Hell 36€
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

This is a pre-order title and will be dispatched in the week leading up to its May 26th release date. Special features and artwork subject to change.

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