Thieves Highway Blu-Ray + DVD

Thieves Highway Blu-Ray + DVD
Thieves' Highway was made during a remarkable run of noir pictures that confirmed its director, Jules Dassin, as one of the genre's major forces. Following on from Brute Force and The Naked City, with Night and the City and Rififi soon to follow, it more than deserves its place in such hallowed company. Returning from the war to discover his father has been crippled in an altercation with a brutish mob-connected kingpin, Nick Garcos puts aside thoughts of settling down and instead focuses them on revenge. He buys an old army surplus truck and hits the road - a 36-hour non-stop drive to San Francisco and, he hopes, a little justice... Starring Richard Conte as Garcos and Lee J. Cobb as the object of his hate-filled intentions, Thieves' Highway is as tough as film noir gets. Adapting his own novel, A.I. Bezzerides (who would later bring Kiss Me Deadly to the big screen) created a slice of pure pulp poetry.

Special Features
New 4K Digital Restoration By Twentieth Century Fox, High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray And Standard Definition DVD Presentations, Original Uncompressed PCM Mono 1.0 Sound, Optional English Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing,
The Long Haul Of A.I. Bezzerides, A 55-Minute Documentary Portrait Of Thieves' Highway's Author And Screenwriter, Featuring Contributions From Bezzerides, Director Jules Dassin And Writers George P. Pelecanos (The Wire), Mickey Spillane (Kiss Me Deadly) And Barry Gifford (Lost Highway), The Fruits Of Labour, A New Video Essay About The Genesis, Production, Reception And Politics Of Thieves' Highway By Frank Krutnik, Author Of In A Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity
Selected Scene And Character Commentaries By Frank Krutnik, Stills Gallery, Theatrical Trailer, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Graham Humphreys, Collector's Booklet Featuring New Writing On The Film By Alastair Phillips (Co-Author Of 100 Film Noirs), Illustrated With Original Production Stills
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.37:1
AudioEnglish Mono 1.0
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastRichard Conte,Valentina Cortese,Lee J. Cobb
ColourBlack & White
DirectorJules Dassin
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2015-10-19
Run Time94
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1949

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