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Touch of evil

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Blu-ray version ; Reconstructed version.


In English, with English subtitles.


Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Publication Information

[New York] : Kino Lorber, [2022]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13; some violence and drug content.


Directed by Hollywood legend Orson Welles, Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. This dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. This is the Reconstructed version of the film, the definitive cut re-edited in 1998 to restore Orson Welles' original vision based on his detailed 58-page memo to the studio.


Based on the novel "Badge of evil" by Whit Masterson.

Originally released in as a motion picture in 1958; Reconstructed version originally released in 1998.

Special features: New 4K restoration of the Reconstructed version of the film ; audio commentaries ; Evil lost and found.

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