Film Noir

  • Indicator February 2018 Releases

    Indicator, a boutique British video label from Powerhouse Films, has announced four upcoming Blu-ray releases for February 2018 — Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools  (1965) and most excitingly, a four-disc box set Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent, which will include The Snorkel (1958), Never Take Sweets From a Stranger (1960), The Full...
  • Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret tend un piège, 1958)

    Between 1931 and 1972, Georges Simenon wrote 75 mystery novels and 28 short stories centered around a gruff, introspective, pipe-smoking, Parisian police inspector that he dubbed Jules Maigret.  Not only were the books tremendously popular; Simenon soon saw the potential to extend the character into other media.  Merely one...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Le Samouraï (Criterion)

    For the release week of 11/14/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Le samouraï : One of the most requested titles from Criterion gets the Blu-ray upgrade that fans have been longing for!  This ultra-cool existential noir by director Jean-Pierre Melville stars Alain Delon as a quiet French hitman. Additional...
  • ClassicFlix December Blu-rays

    New boutique label ClassicFlix has been wasting no time.  Each month they are making surprising and very welcome announcements of Blu-ray debuts of classic titles, most of which are arriving in beautiful new restorations.  For December, they have announced two titles from Gary Cooper, plus a special edition Blu-ray...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 10/10/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti : It’s a solid release week, and any number of titles could have taken the top spot.  However, the film I’m most interested in revisiting is this delightful late-period romantic comedy from maestro Billy...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)

    For the release week of 9/5/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? : Horace McCoy’s Depression-era story is one of the best hardboiled novels I’ve ever read.  I’ve never seen Sydney Pollack’s film adaptation, but it is high on my “watch...
  • The Woman in the Window (’44) Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced that they will release the Fritz Lang-directed noir classic The Woman in the Window on Blu-ray in the upcoming months.  Full disc specs and the release date will be revealed at a later time. Here’s the announcement, directly from the label’s Facebook page:...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Night Moves (Warner Archive)

    For the release week of 8/15/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Night Moves : Arthur Penn’s 1975 mystery thriller starring Gene Hackman as a private detective getting over his head in the Florida Keys is both one of the greatest detective films and finest neo-noirs ever...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seijun Suzuki’s The Taisho Trilogy (Arrow Academy)

    For the release week of 8/8/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy (Zigeunerweisen, Kagero-za and Yumeji) (6-Disc Limtied Edition) : U.S. cult movie fans have long been familiar with Seijun Suzuki’s abstract Yakuza flicks, such as Youth of the Beast (1963),...
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