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A Film by Robert Aldrich

A Film by Robert Aldrich

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Robert Aldrich directs this classic US crime drama adapted from the play by Clifford Odets. Film actor Charles Castle (Jack Palance) has made a successful career for himself by negotiating the swings and roundabouts of the celebrity system. However, after refusing to sign a new long-term contract for movie mogul Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger) he finds himself coming into direct conflict with the power-hungry studio boss.

When the appeals of his agent fall on deaf ears, Hoff raises the ante, threatening blackmail with a lurid incident from the star's past.

Robert Aldrich directs this classic US crime drama adapted from the play by Clifford Odets. Film actor Charles Castle (Jack Palance) has made a successful career for himself by negotiating the swings and roundabouts of the celebrity system. However, after refusing to sign a new long-term contract for movie mogul Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger) he finds himself coming into direct conflict with the power-hungry studio boss.

When the appeals of his agent fall on deaf ears, Hoff raises the ante, threatening blackmail with a lurid incident from the star's past.

Extras

EXTRAS:

  • Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed LPCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by film critics Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Bass on Titles Saul Bass, responsible for The Big Knife's credit sequence, discusses some of his classic work in this self-directed documentary from 1972
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by the BFI's Nathalie Morris

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035016870
Catalogue Number FCD1518
Subtitle A Film by Robert Aldrich
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1955
Director Robert Aldrich
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 111 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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