TOKYO JOE - BD

TOKYO JOE - BD

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(Stuart Heisler, 1949)
Release date: 22 April 2024
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Humphrey Bogart (Sirocco) stars with Alexander Knox (The Damned), and Florence Marly (Queen of Blood) star in Tokyo Joe, a post-war film noir tale of smuggling, treason, and blackmail.

World War II veteran Joe Barrett (Bogart) returns to his Tokyo gambling den and finds that his wife, Trina (Marly), has remarried to American lawyer Mark (Knox). After learning that Trina was forced to broadcast Japanese propaganda, he finds himself blackmailed into assisting war criminals in order to protect her.

Directed by Stuart Heisler (The Glass Key), Tokyo Joe features a powerful central performance from its iconic star, and also represented a return to Hollywood for former silent screen legend Sessue Hayakawa (The Bridge on the River Kwai).

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697924398