THE HARDER THEY FALL - BD

THE HARDER THEY FALL - BD

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(Mark Robson, 1956)
Release date: 22 April 2024
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Humphrey Bogart (Knock on Any Door), Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night), and Mike Lane (The New Centurions) star in The Harder They Fall, a tough-as-nails film noir exposé of corruption in the boxing world that would be Bogart’s final film.

Boxing promoter Nick Benko (Steiger) employs down-on-his-luck journalist Eddie Willis (Bogart) to promote his new signing, Toro Moreno (Lane), fixing fights across the country to ensure Toro appears to be a contender. But, when tragedy strikes, Willis threatens to expose the entire racket...

Adapted by Philip Yordan (Johnny Guitar) from a novel by Budd Schulberg (On the Waterfront), and directed by Mark Robson (The Seventh Victim), The Harder They Fall is a classic of Hollywood cinema, and a fitting swan song to Humprey Bogart's career.

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION B
EAN: 5060697924428