Isn't it strange how in the year where Warner retreated away from catalouge releases Sony surged forward? Anyway....more film noir via the Sony vaults. Cover art by following the link to DVD Times.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume 1 and Volume 2 on 9th February 2010. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, the juiciest roles for actresses in Hollywood were often in B-pictures that explored the dark side of life and offered them starring roles as cool, calculating gals who could stick a knife in a man’s back and make him like it.
On February 9 Sony opens the doors to the Columbia vault to release two newly restored and remastered collections of classic films. Volume 1 showcases some of the best femme fatales of the period – Gloria Grahame, Evelyn Keyes, and Lizabeth Scott – displaying plenty of their best bad-girl behaviour in The Killer That Stalked New York, Two of a Kind, Bad for Each Other, and The Glass Wall. Bonus materials include an all-new interview with Two of a Kind co-star Terry Moore, the vintage television episode “The Payoff” with Janet Blair and Howard Duff, and original theatrical trailers.
Volume 2 highlights more classic noir gals (Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Audrey Totter, Janis Carter, and B-movie Bombshell Cleo Moore in a triple-bill) in four films: One Girl’s Confession, Women’s Prison, Night Editor, and Over-Exposed. Bonus Materials include the original theatrical trailers and the vintage television episode “Remember to Live” with Cleo Moore and Dane Clark.
Each two-disc volume will be available separately for $24.96 SRP.
The films are presented in their original aspect ratios with English Mono audio. Subtitles are available in English and English SDH.