4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
1 of 1 Copy Available
- CENTRAL: Audiovisual Collection
- 4K BLU-RAY DRAMA (CEN)
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
3 videodiscs (108 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (illustrations ; 17 cm.)
"Has dialogue ever been more perfectly hard-boiled? Has a femme fatale ever been as deliciously evil as Barbara Stanwyck? And has 1940s Los Angeles ever looked so seductively sordid? Working with cowriter Raymond Chandler, director Billy Wilder launched himself onto the Hollywood A-list with this paragon of film-noir fatalism from James M. Cain's pulp novel. When slick salesman Walter Neff walks into the swank home of dissatisfied housewife Phyllis Dietrichson, he intends to sell her insurance, but he winds up becoming entangled with her in a far more sinister way. Featuring scene-stealing supporting work from Edward G. Robinson and the chiaroscuro of cinematographer John F. Seitz, Double Indemnity is one of the most wickedly perverse stories ever told and the cynical standard by which all noir must be measured."--Container.
This is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and requires a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player; it will not play in standard Blu-ray or DVD players. For full 4K UHD effects, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.
From the novel by James M. Cain.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; one 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features ; audio commentary featuring film critic Richard Schickel ; new interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, historians Eddie Muller and Imogen Sara Smith ; Billy, how did you do it?, a 1992 film by Volker Schlöndorff and Gisela Grischow featuring interviews with director Billy Wilder ; Shadows of suspense, a 2006 documentary on the making of Double indemnity ; radio adaptations from 1945 and 1950 ; trailer.
- [Disc one.] 4K UHD
- [Disc two.] Blu-ray one
- [Disc three.] Blu-ray two.