Universal Noir #1

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The WebLarcenyKiss the Blood Off My HandsAbandonedDeportedNaked Alibi
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
A new series of box sets – following Indicator's acclaimed Columbia Noir series – focusing on the film noir output of another of the major Hollywood studios, Universal Pictures. Starring such high-profile talents as Burt Lancaster, Joan Fontaine, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Vincent Price, Edmond O’Brien, Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame and Jeff Chandler, the six films in this volume feature embezzlement and murder (The Web), confidence tricksters (Larceny), lovers on the lam (Kiss the Blood Off My Hands), an adoption racket (Abandoned), transatlantic criminals (Deported), and police brutality (Naked Alibi). This stunning collection marks the UK Blu-ray premiere of all six films, and also features an array of fascinating contextualising extras, including newly recorded commentaries for each film, critical appreciations, archival 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 DTS-HD MA Mono , English 1.0 DTS-HD MA 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

  • Audio commentary with film historian David Del Valle on The Web (2022)
  • Archival Interview with Victoria Price (2018): the daughter of Vincent Price in conversation with the Film Noir Foundation’s Alan K. Rode following a screening of The Web at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘The Web’ (1947): radio adaptation featuring Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien and Vincent Price reprising their roles from the film
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Skirmish on the Home Front (1944): WWII propaganda short starring film noir mainstays Alan Ladd and William Bendix
  • Audio commentary with academic and curator Eloise Ross on Larceny (2022)
  • Nick Pinkerton on Dan Duryea (2022): the author and critic assesses the life and career of the big-screen tough guy
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Audio commentary with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson on Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (2022)
  • United Action Means Victory (1939): documentary short about the 1938-39 General Motors strike, with narration written by Kiss the Blood Off My Hands screenwriter Ben Maddow
  • Men of the Lightship (1941): British World War II documentary short, co-written by Kiss the Blood Off My Hands screenwriter Hugh Gray and narrated by Kiss the Blood Off My Hands actor Robert Newton
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman on Abandoned (2022)
  • Easy to Get (1947): documentary short directed by Abandoned filmmaker Joseph M Newman as part of the US Army’s ‘Easy to Get’ campaign on venereal disease
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Audio commentary with filmmaker and film scholar Daniel Kremer on Deported (2022)
  • Christina Newland on Robert Siodmak (2022): the critic and writer looks at the Deported director’s extensive work in film noir
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Audio commentary with film historian Nathaniel Thompson on Naked Alibi (2022)
  • Lucy Bolton on Gloria Grahame (2022): the academic discusses one of the great femme fatales of film noir
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional materials
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Iris Veysey, Jill Blake, Karen Hannsberry, Sabina Stent, Sergio Angelini and Walter Chaw, extensive archival articles and interviews, new writing on the various short films, and film credits

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