CRITERION: The Awful Truth in April -- 3 Day Special Price

The classic screwball comedy The Awful Truth (1937) makes it's Criterion debut in April and we have the Blu at a 3 DAY SPECIAL PRICE!

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Raw Deal (1948) Ships Today!

IN THE HOUSE & SHIPPING TODAY! Our major restoration of Anthony Mann's quintessential film noir Raw Deal (1948)!
This special edition is limited to the first 5,000 copies. Get yours today!

Raw Deal 1948

Raw Deal 1948

Raw Deal 1948

Raw Deal (1948) - ClassicFlix Trailer - Blu-ray LIMITED TO 5,000 COPIES

Here's a trailer we cut for Raw Deal (1948) which comes out next week (01/16/18). Please note the Blu-ray, which is loaded with bonus features and comes with a special collectible booklet IS LIMITED TO 5,000 COPIES.


Beautifully restored and first time on Blu-ray.

All Joe Sullivan wants is “a breath of fresh air.” But when you’re serving time in stir for robbery, fresh air is a rare commodity. That’s about to change though as mob boss Rick Coyle has greased the skids inside the prison walls, so Joe can make it outside where girlfriend Pat will be waiting.

But things don’t exactly go as planned for the duo as car trouble during their getaway forces them to get help from the only person nearby -- strait-laced legal assistant Ann Martin, whom they kidnap and use to evade capture. Things aren’t going as planned for Rick either who set up the escape fully expecting the fugitive to get “cut down” so he could keep the $50,000 he owes Joe for taking the rap for him.

Now past the dragnet, the trio each find themselves increasingly conflicted in their loyalties and core beliefs as Joe is torn between the two women, who both care for him, while Pat and Ann each make decisions that prove they’re not as bad, or as good, as they’re supposed to be.

Raw Deal presents the moviemaking team of director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton at the peak of their success (fresh off their box office smash T-Men), offering dark, moody atmosphere filled with fog-shrouded landscapes and characters who are no strangers to the “left-handed endeavor” of crime. Scenarist John C. Higgins (He Walked by Night) and co-writer Leopold Atlas offer a taut, suspenseful tale of one man’s desperate bid for freedom and the two women who love him.

Dennis O’Keefe, star of the earlier T-Men, contributes a first-rate performance as the determined Joe, with Marsha Hunt (Pride and Prejudice) as Ann and Oscar® winning actress Claire Trevor (Key Largo) as the fiercely loyal Pat. Raw Deal also features a suitably slimy Raymond Burr as Rick, John Ireland as Burr’s sadistic henchman Fantail, and noir standbys Regis Toomey and Whit Bissell. Raw Deal is film noir at its finest!

BONUS FEATURES:

- Feature length audio commentary by author and film historian Jeremy Arnold
- Deadly is the Male: The Making of Raw Deal - A Featurette with writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
- Dennis O’Keefe: An Extraordinary Ordinary Guy - A featurette with Jim O’Keefe (son of Dennis O’Keefe) and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode & film historian & director Courtney Joyner
- An image gallery with rare stills, posters and other promotional material
- Restoration Comparison
- Trailers
- 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 on this release

Along Came Jones (1945) Restoration Comparison STREETS ON BLU 01/23/18

Here's a restoration comparison for our upcoming release of Along Came Jones (1945) starring Gary Cooper and Loretta Young.


“Bronc stomper” Melody Jones rides into the sleepy little hamlet of Paynesville, with his saddle pal George, where the good townsfolk have mistaken Melody for another man with the initials “M.J.”  The gentleman in question is “Monte Jarrad,” a bad hombre with a $1,000 price on his head for a recent stagecoach robbery. Unaware of the peril brought about by their presumed identities, Melody and George get a little help from Cherry De Longpre who’s eager to get them out of town ahead of an anxious posse.

Cherry’s motives aren’t entirely pure, however, as she hopes her scheme will ensure the successful escape of her wounded boyfriend -- none other than the Monte Jarrad himself. But Melody becomes wise to Cherry’s plotting and uses the situation to his advantage by trying to capture Jarrad, gain the reward and fame, all the while trying to escape the long arm of the law.

An actor who always rode tall in the saddle, Gary Cooper spoofs his laconic cowpoke image in Along Came Jones, playing an unconventional cowboy who can’t even shoot straight!  Loretta Young co-stars as Cherry, with William Demarest as Coop’s loyal sidekick and Dan Duryea as the villainous Jarrad.

Based on the 1943 novel The Useless Cowboy by Alan Le May, Jones has great fun with the conventional movie Western, bolstered by an amusing script courtesy of Nunnally Johnson (who wrote Cooper’s previous Casanova Brown). Directed by Stuart Heisler (The Glass Key), this sprightly comedy-western was the only time the Oscar® winning Cooper added “producer” to his lengthy list of classic movie credits.

BONUS FEATURES:

- Image Gallery
- Restoration Comparison

ClassicFlix 2017 Film Noir Compilation Trailer

Here'a a trailer compilation of the 6 film noir titles we released in 2017. All 6 are on sale individually or in a bundle for a short while longer at ClassicFlix.com.


CRITERION: King of Jazz Debuts and More in March -- 3 Day Special Price

Criterion has announced a March 28th street date for the debut of the long thought incomplete musical The King of Jazz (1930) on DVD and Blu.

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RAW DEAL (1948) Audio Montage of Claire Trevor's Voice-Over Narration

We've put together an audio montage of Claire Trevor's voice-over narration of Raw Deal (1948). It streets on Blu-ray 01/16/18.

ENJOY!


Beautifully restored and first time on Blu-ray this January 16th.

SYNOPSIS:

All Joe Sullivan wants is “a breath of fresh air.” But when you’re serving time in stir for robbery, fresh air is a rare commodity. That’s about to change though as mob boss Rick Coyle has greased the skids inside the prison walls, so Joe can make it outside where girlfriend Pat will be waiting.

But things don’t exactly go as planned for the duo as car trouble during their getaway forces them to get help from the only person nearby -- strait-laced legal assistant Ann Martin, whom they kidnap and use to evade capture. Things aren’t going as planned for Rick either who set up the escape fully expecting the fugitive to get “cut down” so he could keep the $50,000 he owes Joe for taking the rap for him.

Now past the dragnet, the trio each find themselves increasingly conflicted in their loyalties and core beliefs as Joe is torn between the two women, who both care for him, while Pat and Ann each make decisions that prove they’re not as bad, or as good, as they’re supposed to be.

Raw Deal presents the moviemaking team of director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton at the peak of their success (fresh off their box office smash T-Men), offering dark, moody atmosphere filled with fog-shrouded landscapes and characters who are no strangers to the “left-handed endeavor” of crime. Scenarist John C. Higgins (He Walked by Night) and co-writer Leopold Atlas offer a taut, suspenseful tale of one man’s desperate bid for freedom and the two women who love him.

Dennis O’Keefe, star of the earlier T-Men, contributes a first-rate performance as the determined Joe, with Marsha Hunt (Pride and Prejudice) as Ann and Oscar® winning actress Claire Trevor (Key Largo) as the fiercely loyal Pat. Raw Deal also features a suitably slimy Raymond Burr as Rick, John Ireland as Burr’s sadistic henchman Fantail, and noir standbys Regis Toomey and Whit Bissell. Raw Deal is film noir at its finest!

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Feature length audio commentary by author and film historian Jeremy Arnold
  • Deadly is the Male: The Making of Raw Deal - A Featurette with writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
  • Dennis O’Keefe: An Extraordinary Ordinary Guy - A featurette with Jim O’Keefe (son of Dennis O’Keefe) and biographer & producer Alan K. Rode & film historian & director Courtney Joyner
  • An image gallery with rare stills, posters and other promotional material
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Trailers
  • 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 on this release

KINO: Not as a Stranger & More Arrive on Blu in Latest Wave - 3 Day Special Price

Eight titles are scheduled for release in January from Kino including the Blu-ray premiere of Not as a Stranger (1954).

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Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) - ClassicFlix Trailer

Here's a trailer we cut for our restored Tomorrow is Forever (1946) starring Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert. It also stars George Brent and marks the movie debut of Richard Long. Lucile Watson is great in support as well and so is Natalie Wood in a pre-"Miracle" appearance.

It streets in 7 days (12/19/17).


SYNOPSIS:

Soon after the end of World War I, Elizabeth MacDonald receives a telegram that her husband John has been killed in action just before peace was declared. She later succumbs to a fainting spell, not as a reaction to her husband’s death, but because she’s expecting a child. Still heartbroken and longing to preserve John’s memory, she brings a boy into the world and names him “John Andrew” after his father, “Drew” for short.

Twenty years later and on the eve of World War II, the remarried Elizabeth is about to get a shock— John is not dead! With a shattered body and a determination to forget the past, John now goes by the name “Erik Kessler,” and unintentionally re-enters her life. But with the onslaught of Nazi aggression in Europe, the once happy couple must now confront new challenges together as Drew makes plans to fight with the RAF against Germany.

With a screenplay by Lenore Coffee (Four Daughters), Tomorrow is Forever provided an incredible acting showcase for “Renaissance man” Orson Welles as the enigmatic Kessler and Claudette Colbert as Elizabeth, a woman determined not to let another war tear her family apart. The drama also boasts fine support from George Brent, Lucille Watson, Richard Long (in his film debut), and a seven-year-old Natalie Wood (Miracle on 34th St).

Directed by Irving Pichel (The Most Dangerous Game), Tomorrow is Forever remains beloved by classic film fans for its exquisite music score by Max Steiner (Casablanca), and for its masterful blend of romance, suspense and sentiment in its depiction of a family whose lives are tested by the tragedies of war.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary by Film Score Restorationist Ray Faiola of Chelsea Rialto Studios
  • Isolated Music Track
  • Image Gallery

5 Steps to Danger (1957) Screencaps

Here's are some screencaps taken directly from our 4K scan of the first reel (of the original camera negative) for the Cold War spy-thriller "5 STEPS TO DANGER" (1957) starring Ruth Roman and Sterling Hayden. Some poster art too just for kicks...

Release date will be announced in the coming weeks.