Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made.

All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

ESCAPE IN THE FOG (Budd Boetticher, 1945)
THE UNDERCOVER MAN (Joseph H Lewis, 1949)
DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (Richard Quine, 1954)
5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (Phil Karlson, 1955)
THE GARMENT JUNGLE (Vincent Sherman and Robert Aldrich, 1957)
THE LINEUP (Don Siegel, 1958)

Extras:

  • 2K restorations of Escape in the Fog, The Undercover Man and The Garment Jungle
  • High Definition presentations of Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House and The Lineup
  • Original mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary with film historian Pamela Hutchinson on Escape in the Fog (2020)
  • Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns on The Undercover Man (2020)
  • Audio commentary with critic Nick Pinkerton on Drive a Crooked Road (2020)
  • Audio commentary with critic David Jenkins on 5 Against the House (2020)
  • Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons on The Garment Jungle (2020)
  • Audio commentary with author James Ellroy and the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller on The Lineup (2009)
  • Audio commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner on The Lineup (2020)
  • Introduction to Drive a Crooked Road by Martin Scorsese (2014)
  • It’s a Jungle Out There (2007): archival interview with actor Robert Loggia conducted after a screening of The Garment Jungle
  • Appreciation of The Garment Jungle by Tony Rayns (2020)
  • The Influence of Noir (2009): appreciation of The Lineup by filmmaker Christopher Nolan
  • Two episodes of The Lineup radio series: The Candy Store Murder (1950), written by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine; and The Case of Frankie and Joyce (1951)
  • Screen Snapshots: Mickey Rooney, Then and Now (1953): Columbia Pictures promotional short featuring the famed performer looking back at his series of Mickey Maguire comedies
  • Man on a Bus (1955): short film directed by Joseph H Lewis for the United Jewish Appeal, featuring a star-studded cast, including Walter Brennan, Broderick Crawford, Lassie, and Ruth Roman, and presented in High Definition
  • Original theatrical trailers for Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House, The Garment Jungle and The Lineup
  • The Lineup trailer commentary: short critical appreciation by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Iris Veysey, Paul Duane, Jill Blake, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Nathalie Morris, and Sergio Angelini; archival interview extracts with Budd Boetticher, Joseph H Lewis, Phil Karlson, and Robert Aldrich; extracts from the autobiographies of Don Siegel and Vincent Sherman; and film credits
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
  • MORE EXTRAS TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • All extras subject to change
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Nina Foch

Glenn Ford

Mickey Rooney

Kim Novak

Lee J Cobb

Robert Loggia

Eli Wallach
Director:
Budd Boetticher

Joseph H Lewis

Richard Quine

Phil Karlson

Vincent Sherman

Don Siegel
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
6
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
491 mins approx
studio:
Powerhouse Films

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Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made.

All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

ESCAPE IN THE FOG (Budd Boetticher, 1945)
THE UNDERCOVER MAN (Joseph H Lewis, 1949)
DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (Richard Quine, 1954)
5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (Phil Karlson, 1955)
THE GARMENT JUNGLE (Vincent Sherman and Robert Aldrich, 1957)
THE LINEUP (Don Siegel, 1958)

Extras:

  • 2K restorations of Escape in the Fog, The Undercover Man and The Garment Jungle
  • High Definition presentations of Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House and The Lineup
  • Original mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary with film historian Pamela Hutchinson on Escape in the Fog (2020)
  • Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns on The Undercover Man (2020)
  • Audio commentary with critic Nick Pinkerton on Drive a Crooked Road (2020)
  • Audio commentary with critic David Jenkins on 5 Against the House (2020)
  • Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons on The Garment Jungle (2020)
  • Audio commentary with author James Ellroy and the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller on The Lineup (2009)
  • Audio commentary with film historian David Del Valle and author and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner on The Lineup (2020)
  • Introduction to Drive a Crooked Road by Martin Scorsese (2014)
  • It’s a Jungle Out There (2007): archival interview with actor Robert Loggia conducted after a screening of The Garment Jungle
  • Appreciation of The Garment Jungle by Tony Rayns (2020)
  • The Influence of Noir (2009): appreciation of The Lineup by filmmaker Christopher Nolan
  • Two episodes of The Lineup radio series: The Candy Store Murder (1950), written by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine; and The Case of Frankie and Joyce (1951)
  • Screen Snapshots: Mickey Rooney, Then and Now (1953): Columbia Pictures promotional short featuring the famed performer looking back at his series of Mickey Maguire comedies
  • Man on a Bus (1955): short film directed by Joseph H Lewis for the United Jewish Appeal, featuring a star-studded cast, including Walter Brennan, Broderick Crawford, Lassie, and Ruth Roman, and presented in High Definition
  • Original theatrical trailers for Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House, The Garment Jungle and The Lineup
  • The Lineup trailer commentary: short critical appreciation by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Iris Veysey, Paul Duane, Jill Blake, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Nathalie Morris, and Sergio Angelini; archival interview extracts with Budd Boetticher, Joseph H Lewis, Phil Karlson, and Robert Aldrich; extracts from the autobiographies of Don Siegel and Vincent Sherman; and film credits
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
  • MORE EXTRAS TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • All extras subject to change
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Nina Foch

Glenn Ford

Mickey Rooney

Kim Novak

Lee J Cobb

Robert Loggia

Eli Wallach
Director:
Budd Boetticher

Joseph H Lewis

Richard Quine

Phil Karlson

Vincent Sherman

Don Siegel
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
6
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
491 mins approx
studio:
Powerhouse Films
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