The Naked City

Edition no. 380

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Upcoast Film Consultants, Inc.
Directed by: Jules Dassin
“There are eight million stories in the Naked City,” as the narrator immortally states at the close of this breathtakingly vivid film—and this is one of them. Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger’s dazzling police procedural, The Naked City, was shot entirely on location in New York. As influenced by Italian neorealism as American crime fiction, this double Academy Award winner remains a benchmark for naturalism in noir, living and breathing in the promises and perils of the Big Apple, from its lowest depths to its highest skyscrapers.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald
  • An analysis of the film’s New York locations by Celluloid Skyline author James Sanders
  • A new video interview with NYU film professor Dana Polan
  • Footage of Jules Dassin from his 2004 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Stills gallery
  • A new essay by Luc Sante and production notes from producer Mark Hellinger to Dassin

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Release Credits

Producer: Issa Clubb

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