To celebrate the release of the Humphrey Bogart classic film noir IN A LONELY PLACE, we've got copies to give away of the Criterion Collection Blu-ray!
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper – Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), in a revelatory, vulnerable performance – becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (The Big Heat’s Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged IN A LONELY PLACE, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause)
The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Special Edition is out now.
Special Edition Features:
· New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
· New audio commentary featuring film scholar Dana Polan
· I’m a Stranger Here Myself, a 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, slightly condensed for this release
· New interview with biographer Vincent Curcio about actor Gloria Grahame
· Piece from 2002 featuring filmmaker Curtis Hanson
· Radio adaptation from 1948 of the original Dorothy B.Hughes novel, broadcast on the programme Suspense
· PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
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