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Touch of evil

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Blu-ray version ; Preview 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 (109 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


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 Preview version of the film that was created prior the the theatrical version. It incorporates some of Orson Welles' requests and was re-discovered by Universal in 1976.


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

Originally released as a motion picture in 1958; Preview version re-discovered in 1976.

Special features: New 4K restoration of the Preview version of the film ; audio commentary ; Bringing evil to life.

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