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Gun Crazy (Blu-ray)

2018-06-04T09:16:46-04:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Blu-Ray|Tags: , , , , |

The definitive Joseph H. Lewis-directed melodrama, Gun Crazy is the "Bonnie and Clyde" story retooled for the disillusioned postwar generation. John Dall plays a timorous, emotionally disturbed World War II veteran who has had a lifelong fixation with guns. He meets a kindred spirit in carnival sharpshooter Peggy Cummins, who is equally disturbed -- but a lot smarter, and hence a lot more dangerous.

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In a Lonely Place: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2017-02-27T17:59:41-04:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , |

Produced by Humphrey Bogart's Santana Productions, Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place (1950) uses a murder mystery to delve into the questionable side of Hollywood violence and the potentially dangerous turmoil beneath Bogart's tough surface.

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Night and the City: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

2015-07-29T09:56:04-04:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blu-Ray, Criterion|Tags: , , , , , |

Jules Dassin's Night and the City opens with cheap grifter Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) running for his life through the streets of London. Harry wants to be big-time, and he does not care how he raises cash for his schemes. Like a junkie, he uses and steals from his girlfriend Mary (Gene Tierney), a singer at the Silver Fox, a seedy nightclub owned by the physically grotesque Phil Nosseross Francis L. Sullivan. Harry, who also works for Phil steering unsuspecting customers to the club, comes up with a plan to wrest control of professional wrestling from promoter and underworld kingpin Kristo (Herbert Lom) by manipulating Kristo through his father, retired wrestling great Gregorius (Stanislaus Zbyszko).