THE BROTHERS RICO - BD

THE BROTHERS RICO - BD

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(Phil Karlson, 1957)
Release date: 25 March 2024
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Richard Conte (The Big Combo), Dianne Foster (Gideon’s Day), Larry Gates (Underworld U.S.A.), and Kathryn Grant (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) lead the cast of The Brothers Rico, a tough film noir directed by Phil Karlson (5 Against the House, Tight Spot).

Eddie Rico (Conte) is a former mobster who has turned straight to run a successful laundry business. When his two brothers disappear following a hit, mafia boss ‘Uncle’ Sid (Gates) assures him that the Ricos are like his own family... But as Eddie attempts to track down his wayward siblings, he realises that Sid is not the father figure he believed him to be.

Based on a novel by Maigret creator Georges Simenon, The Brothers Rico prefigures The Godfather in its exploration of the tensions between familial and criminal bonds within the Mafia.

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A Ney (2021)
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2010, 4 mins)
  • A Bracing Brutality (2021, 30 mins): author and critic Nick Pinkerton considers the tough, no-nonsense cinema of director Phil Karlson
  • A Merry Mix-Up (1957, 16 mins): the Three Stooges play three sets of brothers, creating all manner of chaos, confusion, and violent misunderstandings
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697924329