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DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason.

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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2019]


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Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; Edgar G. Ulmer: the man off-screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders ; new interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: a filmmaker at the margins ; new program about the restoration ; Janus Films rerelease trailer.

From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run--a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage's snarling, montrously conniving drifter Vera.

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