Boomerang - Dual Format Edition (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray

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One of the early films by Method Actor's director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), Boomerang! also marked one of the early American Hollywood entries into the Cannes Film Festival in 1947. Kazan's impactful noir drama stars a cast of stalwarts of the '40s and '50s hard-boiled streak and his own oeuvre, including Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, Arthur Kennedy, and Karl Malden.

When the murder of a piece results in a botched police investigation, prosecutor Henry Harvey (Dana Andrews) leads an effort to bring the murderer to justice. Once blackmail creeps into the investigation, all bets on an unclouded trial are off, resulting in an explosive finale that remains one of the toughest in Kazan's work.

With its documentary-like treatment of the procedural, and generally authentic portrayal of an exurban Connecticut town, Kazan's film was a success at the time of its release, and garnered awards from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of review for Kazan's direction. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Boomerang! for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray, in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition.

Special Features:

  • Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • Trailer
  • ‘Elia Kazan - An Outsider’ 1982 Documentary about the filmmaker
  • 44 Page Booklet with a new essay by Glenn Kenny, Vintage interview material, Original article that inspired the film, Rare behind-the-scenes imagery

Product Details

Certificate:
  • PG
Director:
  • Elia Kazan
Region:
  • B
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.37:1
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Main Language:
  • English
Subtitle Languages:
  • English for the Hard of Hearing

Run Time:
  • 88 mins approx.
Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema

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