Essential Film Noir Collection 3 (Imprint LE 4 Disc Hardbox) (Blu-Ray All Region)

$93.99

Essential Film Noir Collection 3 includes four more acclaimed and much sought after classics including The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), No Man Of Her Own (1950), The Turning Point (1952) & The Desperate Hours (1955).

 

 

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Limited 4 Disc Hardbox edition with unique artwork on the first 1000 copies.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) – Imprint Collection #148

In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson, and is involved in fatal events. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha the power behind Iverstown and married to “good boy” Walter O’Neil, now district attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek than in his boyhood friends; but they draw him into a convoluted web of plotting and cross-purposes.

This Film Noir classic is superbly directed by Lewis Milestone with an outstanding performance by Kirk Douglas in his film debut.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray from a 4K scan by Paramount Pictures
  • NEW Audio commentary by Film Noir Foundation board member Alan K. Rode (2022)
  • Introduction with Kirk Douglas & Alan Rode
  • NEW Barbara Stanwyck: From Stage to Screen to Legend with Alan K. Rode (2022)
  • NEW Domestic Terror: Barbara Stanwyck and the Gothic Noir – video essay by Kat Ellinger (2022)
  • Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line – documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

No Man Of Her Own (1950)  – Imprint Collection #149

A woman is torn between a comfortable lie and the painful truth in this classic Film Noir. Screen legend Barbara Stanwyck assumes another woman’s identity after surviving a train accident in this haunting drama based on a Cornell Woolrich (under the pseudonym, William Irish) novel, I Married a Dead Man. Eventually her past catches up to her when her crooked ex-lover (Lyle Bettger) arrives in town, demanding money to keep her true identity a secret.

Beautifully photographed by legendary cinematographer Daniel L. Fapp (The Big Clock). Directed by Mitchell Leisen (Midnight).

Premiere Blu-ray release worldwide.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures
  • NEW Audio commentary by film historian Drew Casper (2022)
  • NEW Writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw on No Man of Her Own (2022)
  • The Screen Director’s Playhouse: No Man of Her Own – radio drama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Lyle Bettger (1950)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HOH subtitles

The Turning Point (1952)  – Imprint Collection #150 

Prosecutor John Conroy (Edmond O’Brien) is determined to bring down organized crime in his Midwestern town. He looks to his father, Matt (Tom Tully), a police officer, for help, but Matt refuses. John’s childhood friend Jerry McKibbon (William Holden), an investigative reporter, senses something fishy.

Premiere Blu-ray release worldwide.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures
  • NEW Audio commentary by Film Noir Foundation board member Alan K. Rode (2022)
  • NEW Writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw on The Turning Point (2022)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HOH subtitles

The Desperate Hours (1955) – Imprint Collection #151

Director William Wyler’s suspense classic marks the only time cinema giants Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March worked together. And the result is everything you’d expect: taut, terrifying and terrific. Bogart plays an escaped con who has nothing to lose. March is a suburban Everyman who has everything to lose, as his family is held hostage by Bogart. As the desperate hours tick by, the two men square off in a battle of wills and cunning that tightens into an unforgettable, fear-drenched finale.

Premiere Blu-ray release worldwide.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray
  • NEW Audio commentary by film historian Kevin Lyons (2022)
  • NEW Writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw on The Desperate Hours (2022)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English subtitles

Additional information

Weight 25 oz