VCI: British Film Noir in February


British Film Noir
February 23rd
Retail $14.99, Our: $10.99
Twilight Women A.K.A. Women of Twilight (1953), The Slasher A.K.A. Cosh Boy (1952)
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More noir is on the way from VCI as they've scheduled a February 23rd release date for British Film Noir.

The single disc double feature will contain Twilight Women (1953) featuring Rene Ray, Freda Jackson, Lois Maxwell and Laurence Harvey and The Slasher (1952) featuring James Kenney and Joan Collins. Synopses are below.

It will retail for $14.99, but it's available at for only $10.99.

Twilight Women A.K.A. Women of Twilight (1953, 75 min.)
Originating on the London stage, this hard-hitting tale is set at a boarding house-haven for unmarried mothers, owned by a woman (Freda Jackson) whose outward show of upstanding character hides her true personality: a fiend who abuses the women and farms out their babies! Madness, squalor, bedbugs and a dead baby add to the atmosphere of shock. Lois Maxwell (James Bond's Miss Moneypenny) and Laurence Harvey co-star.

The Slasher A.K.A. Cosh Boy (1952, 75 min.)
A swift moving, no punches pulled expose set in London's tenement district, with a ruthless teenager (James Kenney, reprising his stage role) blackjacking an old woman to get her purse, and "graduating" to gang leader whose young cutthroats spread terror over the entire city. At the start of her "bad girl" career, Joan Collins is the girl he loves and leaves, with tragic results. A controversial motion picture in its era and still potent today. Based on the play, "Master Crook."


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