CLASSICFLIX: Casanova Brown and Along Came Jones Arrive in December

Along Came Jones (1945) and Casanova Brown (1943), both starring Gary Cooper are coming to Blu-ray and DVD this December 5th from ClassicFlix.

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T-Men (1947) Trailer

Here's a trailer we cut for T-Men (1947) It streets on October 10th.


Links to the Blu-ray & DVD.

Restored and first time on Blu-ray.

When the trail goes cold on a counterfeit ring in Los Angeles, Treasury agents Dennis O’Brien (Dennis O’Keefe) and Tony Genaro (Alfred Ryder) are called upon to infiltrate the shadowy and dangerous underworld of organized crime. Their only lead takes them to Detroit where they convince mob kingpin Carlo Vantucci of their criminal pedigree and start piling up clues to tie the Vantucci mob to the “tough, tight outfit” in L.A.

O’Brien and Genaro finally get a break when they learn a former Detroit hood – The Schemer (Wallace Ford) – is on the outs with the syndicate and has been demoted to pushing the fake paper in Los Angeles. Not wasting a second, O’Brien heads to L.A. and tracks down his cigar-smoking target, quickly duping the counterfeiter into being introduced to the “higher-ups”. But the deeper O’Brien penetrates the organization, the more harrowing the mission becomes for him and fellow T-Man Genaro, with their every move being scrutinized and carrying the risk of deadly exposure.

A major box office success upon its release, T-Men holds a special place in film noir canon not only as director Anthony Mann’s breakout film, but as the initial pairing of the filmmaker and cinematographer John Alton. Like none before them, their combination of highly stylized camera set-ups, along with the brilliant uses of light and shadows, created the gritty realism and visual tension that made their crime thrillers popular with critics and movie patrons alike.

With a story by Virginia Kellogg (White Heat) and a screenplay by John C. Higgins (Raw Deal), T-Men also features Charles McGraw, Jane Randolph and, in a brief but key scene, June Lockhart.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary by biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
  • Into the Darkness: Mann, Alton and T-Men - Featurette with cinematographer Richard Crudo, film critic & author Todd McCarthy, writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
  • A Director’s Daughter: Nina Mann Remembers - An Interview with Nina Mann
  • PLUS: A 24 page booklet with an essay by author Max Alvarez (The Crime Films of Anthony Mann) featuring stills, posters and other production material
  • The mono soundtrack has been restored is uncompressed (Blu-ray only) on this release

T-MEN (1947) is in the house and ready to ship!

T-MEN (1947) is in the house and ready to ship! Street day is just 6 days away! Order today!




6 MORE DAYS until T-MEN is out on Blu!

6 MORE DAYS until T-MEN (1947) is out on Blu & DVD from ClassicFlix!
We could literally post 100s of gorgeous screencaps from this restoration, but these 8 will have to do until Tuesday.









OLIVE: Signature Series Returns with Father Goose and Operation Petticoat

It's been nearly a year since Olive released their last feature as part of their Criterion-esque Signature series but they have announced the next two titles, both starring Cary Grant: the 1959 military comedy Operation Petticoat and 1964's Father Goose.

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WARNER ARCHIVE: The Sea Wolf on Blu, Glenda Farrell, Guy Kibbee & More in Latest Wave

Seven new releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection, including the Blu-Ray debut of the Edward G. Robinson adventure The Sea Wolf (1941).

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VCI: Topper Collection & More Coming Soon - 3 Day Special Price

Five DVDs are scheduled for release from VCI starting with the October 31st premiere of the complete Topper Collection.

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KINO: Since You Went Away, I'll Be Seeing You & More Arrive on Blu in November - 3 Day Special Price

Eight titles are scheduled for release in November from Kino including the Blu-ray premiere of Since You Went Away (1944).

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CLASSICFLIX: He Walked by Night - Special Edition Coming Next Month

He Walked by Night (1948) starring Richard Basehart and lensed by cinematographer John Alton is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this October 31st from ClassicFlix.

Having undergone a major restoration, this Special Edition will also be loaded with bonus features, including a 24-page booklet (info below).

Retail price will be $39.99 for the Blu and $34.99 for the DVD.

SYNOPSIS:

When a Los Angeles police officer is savagely gunned down, a city-wide manhunt ensues for his cunning and ruthless killer.

But finding the murderer, chillingly played by Richard Basehart in only his third film, proves difficult for Detective Marty Brennan (Scott Brady) and his colleagues as Basehart’s Roy Morgan is always one step ahead of the law. Will modern police methods and sheer determination be enough to find the elusive cop-killer before he strikes again?

Visually stunning, cinematographer John Alton’s brilliant use of light and shadows shine in this groundbreaking police procedural that paved the way for the TV series Dragnet; which itself spawned an entire sub-genre of television crime-dramas that are still popular to this day.

Based on true events, He Walked by Night was directed by Alfred L. Werker, along with an uncredited Anthony Mann (who is believed to be responsible for the film’s most iconic scenes). Co-written by John C. Higgins (Raw Deal) and Crane Wilbur (The Phenix City Story), it also features Jack Webb who went on to create and star in the aforementioned Dragnet.

The mono soundtrack has been restored is uncompressed (Blu-ray only) on this release.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by biographer and producer Alan K. Rode & writer and film historian Julie Kirgo
  • Below the Surface: He Walked by Night - Featurette with cinematographer Richard Crudo, film critic & author Todd McCarthy, writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
  • Image gallery with rare stills and posters
  • PLUS: A 24 page booklet with an essay by author Max Alvarez (The Crime Films of Anthony Mann) featuring stills, posters and other production material


Annie Get Your Gun 1950s TV Special Arrives on DVD and Blu

Video Artists International will release the 1957 TV production of the musical Annie Get Your Gun on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time.

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