COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE
COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE

COLUMBIA NOIR #5: HUMPHREY BOGART - LE

Regular price £49.99 Sale

DEAD RECKONING (John Cromwell, 1947)
KNOCK ON ANY DOOR (Nicholas Ray, 1949)
TOKYO JOE (Stuart Heisler, 1949)
SIROCCO (Curtis Bernhardt, 1951)
THE FAMILY SECRET (Henry Levin, 1951)
THE HARDER THEY FALL (Mark Robson, 1956)

Release date: 27 June 2022
Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (4 x UK & 2 x World Blu-ray premieres)

A fifth foray into the film noir output of Columbia Pictures, but, this time, with a twist. Not only does this volume bring together six more gems from the studio’s archives, but it also serves as a showcase for the great Humphrey Bogart.

Having established his stardom in the gangster pictures of the 1930s, Bogart fit easily into the world of film noir, where he was equally at home playing troubled servicemen, slick-talking lawyers, black marketeers, gambling den owners, or hard-up journalists.

Columbia Noir #5: Humphrey Bogart brings together five of the iconic actor’s starring vehicles: John Cromwell’s Dead Reckoning, Nicholas Ray’s Knock on Any Door, Stuart Heisler’s Tokyo Joe, Curtis Bernhardt’s Sirocco, and Mark Robson’s The Harder They Fall, plus Henry Levin’s The Family Secret, a rarity starring Lee J Cobb and John Derek that was produced by Bogart’s Santana Pictures, an outfit that regularly delved into the seedy, shadowy world of noir.

Featuring a stunning 4K restoration of The Harder They Fall, and with Sirocco and The Family Secret appearing on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, this stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries and critical appreciations, archival documentaries and short films, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES

DEAD RECKONING

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film scholar and preservationist Alan K Rode (2022)
  • A Pretty Good Shot (2022, 17 mins): appreciation by writer and film programmer Tony Rayns
  • Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945, 16 mins): short film, directed by John Cromwell, documenting the formation of the United Nations following World War II
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


KNOCK ON ANY DOOR

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer and film historian Pamela Hutchinson (2022)
  • Nobody Knows How Anybody Feels (2022, 20 mins): appreciation by critic and film programmer Geoff Andrew
  • Tuesday in November (1945, 17 mins): documentary short about the democratic process in America, made as part of the Office of War’s The American Scene series and boasting Nicholas Ray as assistant director
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


TOKYO JOE

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer and film historian Nora Fiore (2022)
  • Bertrand Tavernier on ‘Tokyo Joe’ (2017, 34 mins): archival appreciation by the celebrated filmmaker and critic
  • A Superstar Returns (2022, 15 mins): archivist Tom Vincent assesses the career of actor Sessue Hayakawa, the silent-era star who made his return to Hollywood filmmaking with Tokyo Joe
  • Second unit photography (1948, 11 mins): rare footage shot by second unit director Art Black and cameramen Joseph Biroc and Emil Oster Jr in Tokyo for use in the main feature
  • The Negro Soldier (1944, 41 mins): WWII documentary film intended as a recruitment drive for African American enlistees, directed by Stuart Heisler and now preserved by the National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance
  • Jim Pines on ‘The Negro Soldier’ (2010, 41 mins): audio presentation by the author and lecturer, recorded following a screening of the film at London’s BFI Southbank
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


SIROCCO

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson (2022)
  • The South Bank Show: ‘Bogart: Here’s Looking at You, Kid’ (1997, 52 mins): episode of the long-running British arts television series, featuring Humphrey Bogart’s son, Stephen Bogart, looking back at his father’s life and career
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray


THE FAMILY SECRET

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A Ney (2022)
  • The Negro Sailor (1945, 27 mins): WWII documentary short film, directed by Henry Levin and conceived as a recruitment tool for the United States Navy
  • The Big Moment (1954, 26 mins): short film produced by the United Jewish Appeal, starring John Derek
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray


THE HARDER THEY FALL

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with critics and writers Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme (2022)
  • The Final Bout (2022, 11 mins): critic and writer Christina Newland examines the making of the film, and its relationship to the original novel
  • Bertrand Tavernier on ‘The Harder They Fall’ (2017, 30 mins): archival appreciation by the celebrated filmmaker and critic
  • Max Baer Super 8s (6 mins): footage of two famous bouts from the 1930s, featuring the boxer and, later, actor fighting against Max Schmeling, then Primo Carnera
  • That Justice Be Done (1945, 11 mins): George Stevens’ short on the Nuremberg trials, made by the Office of War Information and written by Budd Schulberg
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Imogen Sara Smith, extensive archival articles and interviews, new writing on the various short films, and film credits
  • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units

 

#PHILTD324
BBFC cert: 12
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921946