Private Property Blu-Ray/DVD
Two homicidal drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Los Angeles home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost California noir written & directed by THE OUTER LIMITS creator Leslie Stevens. Lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream.
Warren Oates delivers his first screen performance here, years before he
emerged in THE WILD BUNCH and TWO-LANE BLACKTOP as one of the finest character
actors of his generation; his bizarre Lennie-and-George relationship with the
underrated Corey Allen (James Dean's hot rod rival in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE) is
fueled by a barely-suppressed homoerotic tension. Director Stevens (a protégé of
Orson Welles) and lead actress Manx were married at the time, and the film was
shot in their home; several years later, Manx tragically committed suicide and
her fragile spirit seems to hang over the film.
Dual-Format Release: Blu-ray and DVD
New 4K restoration from previously lost film elements rediscovered and preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive
New video interview with Still Photographer and Technical Consultant Alex Singer
U.S. theatrical trailer
New essay by Don Malcolm
Limited Edition of 3,000