The Asphalt Jungle

Edition no. 847

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Licensor
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Directed by: John Huston
In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme. Anchored by an abundance of nuanced performances from a gifted ensemble—including a tight-jawed Sterling Hayden and a sultry Marilyn Monroe in her breakout role—this gritty crime classic by John Huston climaxes in a meticulously detailed anatomy of a robbery that has reverberated through the genre ever since. An uncommonly naturalistic view of a seamy underworld, The Asphalt Jungle painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of its gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility, and it showcases a master filmmaker at the height of his powers.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9
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Release Credits

Producer: Curtis Tsui
Artwork: F. Ron Miller

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