Tag: film noir

Melo-Noir: Black Widow (1954) + Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Melo-Noir: Black Widow (1954) + Slightly Scarlet (1956)

June 16, 2019 | By

A pair of noir-melodramas boasting striking mid-century style: Nunnally Johnson’s BLACK WIDOW (1954) on Twilight Time Blu + Allan Dwan’s delicious SLIGHTLY SCARLET (1956) on VCI DVD.

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DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

June 16, 2019 | By

Slightly Scarlet is a strange amalgam that shouldn’t work so well, being part noir, melodrama, and crime film, and yet everything hums…

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Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

Allan Dwan’s weird & wonderful colour noir THE RIVER’S EDGE (1957) finally makes it to Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

The River’s Edge comes near the end of Allan Dwan’s career, and formed one of ten for indie producer Benedict Bogeaus. According to Silver and Ursini, studio Fox had plans to adapt Harold Jacob Smith’s novel The Highest Mountain

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BR: Crimson Kimono, The (1959)

BR: Crimson Kimono, The (1959)

August 9, 2017 | By

During the 1950s Sam Fuller managed to put his stylistic and idiosyncratic imprimatur on pictures for the major studios, often in big gorgeous CinemaScope productions for Fox (Hell and High Water, the Japan-shot House of Bamboo), but the succession of almost yearly films became a trickle, ultimately forcing the writer-producer-director…

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Neo-Noir: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) + Hickey & Boggs (1972)

Neo-Noir: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) + Hickey & Boggs (1972)

July 13, 2016 | By

Reviews of two ground-breaking neo-noirs on Blu: Carl Franklin’s adaptation of Walter Moseley’s Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) from Twilight Time + Robert Culp’s Hickey & Boggs (1972) from KINO Lorber.

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BR: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

BR: Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

July 13, 2016 | By

Riding on the success of the vicious crime thriller One False Move (1992), Carl Franklin’s follow-up film was the first of a proposed series of films based on Walter Moseley’s former machinist-turned detective Easy Rollins…

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BR: Hickey & Boggs (1972)

BR: Hickey & Boggs (1972)

July 13, 2016 | By

Hickey & Boggs could be described as a classic orphan film – a movie that vanished after its theatrical release and kind of rolled around TV stations in absolutely grubby full screen transfers that made it appear this effort to re-team I Spy’s Robert Culp and Bill Cosby…

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Film Noir Double-Header: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) + The Big Heat (1953)

Film Noir Double-Header: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) + The Big Heat (1953)

April 26, 2016 | By

Reviews of two potent film noir classics: Otto Preminger’s Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) + Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat (1953) from Twilight Time.

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BR: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

BR: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

April 26, 2016 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Twilight Time Region: All Released:  February 16, 2016 Genre:  Film Noir / Crime Synopsis: A drastic attempt to clean up an accidental death sends a hothead detective to his doom in this taut classic from Otto Preminger. Special Features: 2005 Audio Commentator with film noir historian Eddie Muller / Isolated Mono Music Track / Theatrical […]

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