COLUMBIA NOIR #4 (REGION B IMPORT - LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY

COLUMBIA NOIR #4 (REGION B IMPORT - LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY

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Indicator’s ongoing series of Columbia Noir box sets returns with its fourth instalment, once again delving into the studio’s archives to select six films which plunge the viewer into a dark world of crime. Featuring Kim Novak, Fred MacMurray, Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Abbe Lane, Louis Hayward, and Richard Conte – not to mention gangsters, G-men, foreign spies, criminals on the run, and corrupt cops – Columbia Noir #4 continues the series in fine style.

Presenting all six films on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, this stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries and critical appreciations, archival documentaries, six Three Stooges comedy shorts which lampoon the tropes and themes of the titles in the set, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

FEATURES:
WALK A CROOKED MILE
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Routine Job: A Story of Scotland Yard (1946, 23 mins): short film following the day-to-day work of a Scotland Yard detective in the pursuit of a case
The March of Time: ‘Policeman’s Holiday’ (1949, 20 mins): dramatised instalment of the famed newsreel series, featuring an American detective who assists Scotland Yard while in the UK, echoing but reversing the plot of Walk a Crooked Mile
Dunked in the Deep (1949, 17 mins): the Three Stooges inadvertently find themselves mixed-up with a foreign spy ring and smuggling top-secret material out of the country
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

WALK EAST ON BEACON!
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity author and academic Frank Krutnik (2021, 69 mins)
The March of Time: ‘G-Men Combat Saboteurs’ (1941, 21 mins): documentary short from the famed newsreel series created by Walk East on Beacon! producer Louis de Rochemont
The March of Time: ‘G-Men at War’ (1942, 20 mins): documentary short from the newsreel series, focusing on the efforts of the FBI to apprehend spies and fifth columnists
Commotion on the Ocean (1956, 17 mins): the Three Stooges once again find themselves mixed-up with a foreign spy ring and smuggling top secret materials in this ‘Fake Shemp’ reversion of Dunked in the Deep
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

PUSHOVER
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson (2021)
Partners in Crime and Comedy (2021, 19 mins): author and critic Glenn Kenny discusses the careers and collaborations of director Richard Quine and actor Kim Novak
Blunder Boys (1955, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play detectives assigned to the case of a justice-evading bank robber
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

A BULLET IS WAITING
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with writers Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2021)
From Cricklewood to Hollywood (2021, 21 mins): archivist and historian Josephine Botting discusses the early career of actor Jean Simmons and her transition from British to American cinema
The Yoke’s on Me (1944, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio protect their isolated farmhouse from unwanted guests
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

CHICAGO SYNDICATE
High Definition presentation
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Toby Roan (2021)
From Nurse to Worse (1940, 17 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio attempt to make big money through an insurance scam
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere on Blu-ray

THE BROTHERS RICO
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A Ney (2021)
Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2010, 4 mins)
A Bracing Brutality (2021, 30 mins): author and critic Nick Pinkerton considers the tough, no-nonsense cinema of director Phil Karlson
A Merry Mix-Up (1957, 16 mins): the Three Stooges play three sets of brothers, creating all manner of chaos, confusion, and violent misunderstandings
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
Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Beth Ann Gallagher, Bob Herzberg, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Omar Ahmed, Jen Johans, Monica Castillo, and Jeff Billington, archival articles and interviews, and film credits
Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

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