I guess my question is was there an "official" dvd release of Christmas Holiday? or are the one's i have seen in stores overseas "bootlegs" of crappy prints /transfers & has TCM ever played this one ?
Fuller's Underworld USA from 1961. It doesn't rank as highly as his next two films (Shock Corridor & The Naked Kiss) but still some pretty good entertainment and it has the usual mix of brilliance, toughness, vulgarity and humor found in Sam's other movies.
Tonight I just finished watching The Sleeping City, a New York noir with Richard Conte and Coleen Gray. Much of it was filmed in Bellevue Hospital, well worth the trip!
Last night i watched "Casablanca" yeh , not really Noir , but i bought the blu-ray & i have to say the restoration/tranfers of this black & white film is just stunning !! I wish all movies could get the love they deserve in cleaned up tranfers like this .... Hoping they put out more Bogart on Blue-ray & Really hoping for "Dark passage" i'll be doing a Happy Dance if they do !
Watched "Moontide" last night , quite different from most i have seen , good movie though , really enjoyed it & the Extra's were really nice , Eddie M. is in the feature on the History/Making of the movie ...... Learned a lot from that feature .
Hollow Triumph/The Scar
The Scar and Stolen Face are so similar.
"Kansas City Confidential" was last night's viewing , I liked it , not among my favorites though ....
Z (1969 – Costa-Gavras)
Where Danger Lives (1950-Farrow)
They Live by Night (1948- Ray)
Then I fell under the strange, hypnotic spell of Dr. Mabuse! – a helluva wild psycho-noir.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933- Fritz Lang)
Over the weekend I watched a DVD copy of Stranger On the Third Floor. First time I'd seen the film in quite awhile. A simple plot but very compelling atmosphere, the dream sequence is a killer.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is subtitled, but the trailer is not.
It's available on Criterion. My VHS tape is subtitled.
Great flick...full of early Lang atmospherics and strong streaks of expressionism.
I'm not sure if VEOH's stream of the flick is subtitled.
I just discovered-slash-joined this forum...
the last noir I viewed was ARMORED CAR ROBBERY, from a beat-up but intact "C & C Movietime" print. Better than some of Richard Fleischer's other early movies. Pure William Talman evil!
I also viewed a British movie directed by Edward Dymyrtyk, OBSESSION, from 1949. Not a real noir by any means, but a riveting, twisted movie.
Night before I watched the 1931 proto-noir, CITY STREETS, directed by Rouben Mamoulian. There's a movie that begs for restoration!
Thanks much for the info on Mabuse. This is definitely on my want to see list.
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