Columbia Noir #5: Humphrey Bogart

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Dead ReckoningKnock on Any DoorTokyo JoeSiroccoThe Family SecretThe Harder They Fall
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Featuring: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, George Macready, Marta Toren, Lizbeth Scott, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb, Allene Roberts, Florence Marly, Jody Lawrence, Morris Carnovsky, Jan Sterling, Charles Cane, Everett Sloane, Mike Lane, Candy Toxton, John Derek, Sessue Hayakawa, Max Baer, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Santos Ortega, Gerald Mohr, William Prince, Jerome Courtland, Mickey Knox, Jersey Joe Walcott, Barry Kelley, Marvin Miller, Gordon Jones, Henry O'Neill, Zero Mostel, Carl Benton Reid, Edward Andrews, Wallace Ford, Teru Shimada, Nick Dennis, Peggy Converse, James Bell, Harold J. Stone, Hideo Mori, Carlos Montalban, George Chandler, Jean Alexander, Charles Meredith, Ludwig Donath, David Bond, Dorothy Tree, Nehemiah Persoff, Lora Lee Michel, Onslow Stevens, Felice Orlandi, Whit Bissell, Rhys Williams, Herbie Faye, David Bauer, Raymond Greenleaf, Rusty Lane, Jack Albertson
A fifth foray into the film noir output of Columbia Pictures, but, this time, with a twist. Not only does this volume bring together six more gems from the studio’s archives, but it also serves as a showcase for the great Humphrey Bogart.

Having established his stardom in the gangster pictures of the 1930s, Bogart fit easily into the world of film noir, where he was equally at home playing troubled servicemen, slick-talking lawyers, black marketeers, gambling den owners, or hard-up journalists.

Columbia Noir #5: Humphrey Bogart brings together five of the iconic actor’s starring vehicles: John Cromwell’s Dead Reckoning, Nicholas Ray’s Knock on Any Door, Stuart Heisler’s Tokyo Joe, Curtis Bernhardt’s Sirocco, and Mark Robson’s The Harder They Fall, plus Henry Levin’s The Family Secret, a rarity starring Lee J Cobb and John Derek that was produced by Bogart’s Santana Pictures, an outfit that regularly delved into the seedy, shadowy world of noir.

Featuring a stunning 4K restoration of The Harder They Fall, and with Sirocco and The Family Secret appearing on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, this stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries and critical appreciations, archival documentaries and short films, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 , 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/BD-50
some specifications may reference a film that is included as a special feature

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Supplements

  • The Negro Sailor (1945): documentary short film, inspired by the success of The Negro Soldier, directed by Henry Levin
  • The South Bank Show: ‘Bogart: Here’s Looking at You, Kid’ (1997): episode of the British arts television series devoted to the iconic actor
  • Audio commentary with film scholar and preservationist Alan K. Rode on Dead Reckoning (2022)
  • Tony Rayns on ‘Dead Reckoning’ (2022): appreciation by the writer and film programmer
  • Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945): documentary short film about the formation of the United Nations, directed by John Cromwell
  • Image gallery
  • Audio commentary with writer and film historian Pamela Hutchinson on Knock on Any Door (2022)
  • Geoff Andrew on ‘Knock on Any Door’ (2022): the critic and programmer discusses Bogart and Nicholas Ray
  • Tuesday in November (1945): documentary short on the US presidential campaign of 1944, on which Nicholas Ray served as assistant director
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Audio commentary with writer and film historian Nora Fiore on Tokyo Joe (2022)
  • Bertrand Tavernier on ‘Tokyo Joe’ (2017): archival appreciation by the celebrated filmmaker and critic
  • Tom Vincent on Sessue Hayakawa (2022): the film archivist looks at the career and stardom of the Tokyo Joe actor from the silent film era through to his Oscar-nominated role in The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • 1948 Second Unit Photography
  • The Negro Soldier (1944): WWII documentary film intended as a recruitment drive for African American enlistees, directed by Stuart Heisler and now preserved by the National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance
  • Jim Pines on ‘The Negro Soldier’ (2010): audio presentation by the author and lecturer, recorded following a screening of the film at London’s BFI Southbank
  • Image gallery
  • Audio commentary with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson on Sirocco (2022)
  • Image gallery
  • Audio commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney on The Family Secret (2022)
  • Audio commentary with critics and writers Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme on The Harder They Fall (2022)
  • Christina Newland on ‘The Harder They Fall’ (2022): the critic and writer talks Bogart, boxing and Budd Schulberg
  • Max Baer on Super 8: home cinema presentations of boxing matches featuring the prize fighter who acted in The Harder They Fall, including his famous bout with Primo Carnera that he would recreate in the film
  • That Justice Be Done (1945): documentary short on the Nuremberg Trials, written by Budd Schulberg
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Imogen Sara Smith, extensive archival articles and interviews, new writing on the various short films, and film credits
  • The Big Moment (1954): short film produced by the United Jewish Appeal starring Knock on Any Door and The Family Secret actor John Derek
  • Image gallery

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