Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliant feature-length debut comes to Blu-ray with a thrilling new restoration from the Masters of Cinema series.
Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.
An excellent film noir thriller, Panic in the Streets is blessed with an excellent cast, many of whom were in the stages of their long film careers. A winning combination of good script, expert Kazan direction and terrific cinematography make for an engaging watch.
Director Robert Bresson creates an effective, grim, yet inspirational film about prison life in occupied France during World War II. Economy of dialogue and cinematography provide the proper amount of tension. The efforts of the Criterion Collection archivists result in a quite watchable restoration.
A classic WW II film noir, the Criterion Collection gives us one of Fritz Lang’s spy thrillers with decent remastering and a good period cast. If not at the top of the heap for this genre, it remains an engaging watch.
Laura is a well-crafted film noir that has received a fabulous restoration from 20th Century Fox. A tense plot, deftly directed by Otto Preminger and delivered by great actors will keep you on the edge of your seat until the film’s conclusion.
This 1962 film noir, director Tarkovsky’s debut effort, conveys the grim consequences of war as experienced by a 12-year old boy.The cast and cinematography create a powerful movies that still resonates 50 years later. A must-see for serious film connoisseurs.
Writer/director Christopher Nolan’s feature-length debut, Following, is a fantastic, atmospheric neo-noir thriller.
Sunset Boulevard, on the short list of great films about Hollywood, receives the ultimate Blu-ray makeover in this Paramount release. Chock full of terrific extras, the entire package is self-recommending.
David Fincher proved he had game in this 1997 psycho-drama follow up to his hit film Seven.