THE SNIPER - BD
(Edward Dmytryk, 1952)
Release date: 26 June 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray
One of the most shocking films of Hollywood’s golden age, The Sniper pits Adolphe Menjou (State of the Union) against Arthur Franz (The Caine Mutiny) in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
When misogynist delivery man Eddie goes on a killing spree, murdering women through the sights of his sniper rifle, it falls to detective Frank Kafka to second-guess his motives and put a stop to his rampage.
Directed by Edward Dmytryk (Murder, My Sweet), this chilling and controversial film noir is a favourite of Martin Scorsese, and has provided a prototype for films from Magnum Force to Se7en.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition remaster
- Original mono audio
- Audio commentary with the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller (2009)
- Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2009, 4 mins)
- Three Lives (1953, 23 mins): short film made for the United Jewish Appeal, reuniting the main players behind The Sniper, writers Edna and Edward Anhalt, director Edward Dmytryk, and star Arthur Franz
- Three Pests in a Mess (1945, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges in which the trio become involved in a deadly shooting incident, or so they think, causing panic
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC cert: 15