Brute Force DVD (Criterion) (NTSC Region 1)

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As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well.

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As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins’s dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey’s chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, Brute Force builds to an explosive climax that shows the lengths men will go to when fighting for their freedom.



  • NTSC Region 1

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer



  • Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini



  • A new interview with Paul Mason, author of Capturing the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture



  • Theatrical trailer



  • Stills gallery



  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing



  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson, a 1947 profile of producer Mark Hellinger, and rare correspondence between Hellinger and Production Code administrator Joseph Breen over the film’s content


 


 

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Weight 9 oz