Arrow Video will resurrect Universal Pictures’ 1946 crime noir flick Black Angel later this month.
The movie, starring Peter Lorre (The Maltese Falcon, 20,000 Leagues Below The Sea, Arsenic & Old Lace), June Vincent (The Creeper, Shed No Tears, Can’t Help Singing) and Dan Duryea (The Flight of the Phoenix, Scarlet Street, Too Late For Tears), is scheduled for release Jan. 28 on Blu-ray. It focuses on the death of singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling — Boston Blackie and the Law, Blind Spot, Knickerbocker Holiday) and the search for her killer.
Kirk Bennett (John Phillips — 7 Men From Now, Heldorado, John Paul Jones) is convicted in Marlowe’s death, even though he is innocent. Knowing Bennett is innocent, Martin Blair (Duryea) joins Bennett’s wife Catherine (Vincent) and shady nightclub owner Marko (Lorre) to prove Bennett’s innocence.
Based on the novel by author Cornell Woolrich and directed by Roy William Neill (The Scarlet Claw, Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, Murder Will Out), the movie will feature a variety of extras to add to the package. One of those new bonuses is a new feature-length commentary from writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode. A new retrospective by film historian Neil Sinyard is also featured as a bonus to the movie. The first pressings will feature a collector’s booklet that features new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp.
The full list of the movie’s bonus content is noted below. Pre-orders are open now.
- Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio commentary by the writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode
- A Fitting End, a new video appreciation by the film historian Neil Sinyard
- Original trailer
- Gallery of original stills and promotional materials
- Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp
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