Directed by Hollywood legend Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, The Stranger, The Lady from Shanghai), Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston (The Big Country, Ben-Hur), Janet Leigh (The Manchurian Candidate, Psycho) and Welles himself, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. With its iconic ticking-bomb opening shot, shadowy cinematography by Russell Metty (Spartacus), evocative score by Henry Mancini (Arabesque) and memorable supporting turns by Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn) and Marlene Dietrich (Desire), Touch of Evil is a stylistic triumph that stands the test of time. This 3-disc special edition features 4K restorations of three versions of the film: the Theatrical version, the Preview version and the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles’ original vision.
DISC 1: Brand New 4K Restoration of the Theatrical Cut | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Audio Commentary with Writer/Filmmaker F.X. Feeney | Theatrical Trailer (2:10) | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layer BD50 Disc / DISC 2: Brand New 4K Restoration of the Reconstructed Cut | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith | Audio Commentary by Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin | EVIL LOST AND FOUND: Featurette (17:06) | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layer BD50 Disc / DISC 3: Brand New 4K Restoration of the Preview Cut | Audio Commentary with Orson Welles Historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore | BRINGING EVIL TO LIFE: Featurette (20:59) | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layer BD50 Disc