Columbia Noir #4

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Walk a Crooked MileWalk East on Beacon!The Brothers RicoPushoverA Bullet is WaitingChicago Syndicate
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Indicator’s ongoing series of Columbia Noir box sets returns with its fourth instalment, once again delving into the studio’s archives to select six films which plunge the viewer into a dark world of crime. Featuring Kim Novak, Fred MacMurray, Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Abbe Lane, Louis Hayward, and Richard Conte – not to mention gangsters, G-men, foreign spies, criminals on the run, and corrupt cops – Columbia Noir #4 continues the series in fine style. Presenting all six films on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, this stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries and critical appreciations, archival documentaries, six Three Stooges comedy shorts which lampoon the tropes and themes of the titles in the set, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono , English 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 6 Discs |  BD-25
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Supplements

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2010, 4 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Routine Job: A Story of Scotland Yard (1946, 23 mins): short film following the day-to-day work of a Scotland Yard detective in the pursuit of a case
  • Policeman’s Holiday (1949, 20 mins): dramatised instalment of the famed newsreel series, featuring an American detective who assists Scotland Yard while in the UK, echoing but reversing the plot of Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Audio commentary with In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity author and academic Frank Krutnik (2021, 69 mins)
  • Audio commentary with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson (2021)
  • Partners in Crime and Comedy (2021, 19 mins): author and critic Glenn Kenny discusses the careers and collaborations of director Richard Quine and actor Kim Novak
  • From Cricklewood to Hollywood (2021, 21 mins): archivist and historian Josephine Botting discusses the early career of actor Jean Simmons and her transition from British to American cinema
  • Audio commentary with film historian Toby Roan (2021)
  • Audio commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney (2021)
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Beth Ann Gallagher, Bob Herzberg, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Omar Ahmed, Jen Johans, Monica Castillo, and Jeff Billington, archival articles and interviews, and film credits
  • Dunked in the Deep (1949, 17 mins): the Three Stooges inadvertently find themselves mixed-up with a foreign spy ring and smuggling top-secret material out of the country
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • G-Men Combat Saboteurs (1941, 21 mins): documentary short from the famed newsreel series created by Walk East on Beacon! producer Louis de Rochemont
  • G-Men at War (1942, 20 mins): documentary short from the newsreel series, focusing on the efforts of the FBI to apprehend spies and fifth columnists
  • Commotion on the Ocean (1956, 17 mins): the Three Stooges once again find themselves mixed-up with a foreign spy ring and smuggling top secret materials in this ‘Fake Shemp’ reversion of Dunked in the Deep
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Blunder Boys (1955, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play detectives assigned to the case of a justice-evading bank robber
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Audio commentary with writers Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2021)
  • The Yoke’s on Me (1944, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio protect their isolated farmhouse from unwanted guests
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • From Nurse to Worse (1940, 17 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio attempt to make big money through an insurance scam
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • A Bracing Brutality (2021, 30 mins): author and critic Nick Pinkerton considers the tough, no-nonsense cinema of director Phil Karlson
  • A Merry Mix-Up (1957, 16 mins): the Three Stooges play three sets of brothers, creating all manner of chaos, confusion, and violent misunderstandings
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • A Bracing Brutality (2021, 30 mins): author and critic Nick Pinkerton considers the tough, no-nonsense cinema of director Phil Karlson
  • A Merry Mix-Up (1957, 16 mins): the Three Stooges play three sets of brothers, creating all manner of chaos, confusion, and violent misunderstandings
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

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