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Hell Is a City

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Val Guest's crime drama Hell is a City comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Guest and journalist Ted Newsom, the theatrical trailer, an alternate ending, and biographies of the actors in the film. This is a fine release from Anchor Bay that should help this old film find a wider ...
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Val Guest's crime drama Hell is a City comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Guest and journalist Ted Newsom, the theatrical trailer, an alternate ending, and biographies of the actors in the film. This is a fine release from Anchor Bay that should help this old film find a wider audience.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with writer/director Val Guest and journalist Ted Newsom; Alternate ending; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2002
  • UPC: 013131168099
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stanley Baker Inspector Martineau
John Crawford Don Starling
Donald Pleasence Gus Hawkins
Maxine Audley Julia Martineau
Billie Whitelaw Chloe Hawkins
Joseph Tomelty Furnisher Steele
George A. Cooper Doug Savage
Geoffrey Frederick Devery
Vanda Godsell Lucky Lusk
Charles Houston Clogger Roach
Joby Blanshard Tawny Jakes
Charles Morgan Laurie Lovett
Peter Madden Bert Darwin
Dickie Owen Bragg
Lois Daine Cecily
Warren Mitchell Traveller
Sarah Branch Silver Steele
Alister Williamson Sam
Russell Napier Superintendent
Technical Credits
Val Guest Director, Screenwriter
Stanley Black Score Composer
Michael Carreras Producer
John Dunsford Editor
Arthur Grant Cinematographer
James Needs Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:37]
2. Inspector Harry Martineau [3:12]
3. Dangerous Fugitive [5:03]
4. Trouble at Home [2:59]
5. The Heist [3:24]
6. Dumping the Body [3:44]
7. Physical Evidence [4:37]
8. Gus Hawkins [3:40]
9. "I Know How His Mind Works" [5:25]
10. Routine Warning [5:07]
11. A Voice From the Past [2:36]
12. "Hello, Chloe" [3:26]
13. Three's a Crowd [4:42]
14. Danger in the Attic [5:03]
15. The Grilling [3:35]
16. Gambling Raid [5:25]
17. The Man With Green Hands [3:53]
18. Search and Seizure [4:11]
19. The Hot Seat [5:24]
20. Business Before Pleasure [3:40]
21. The Stash [2:50]
22. Silent Scream [2:49]
23. Rooftop Confrontation [4:29]
24. Last Day of Liberty [4:00]
25. End Credits [:50]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Commentary
         Commentary With Writer/Director Val Guest and Journalist Ted Newsom: On
         Commentary With Writer/Director Val Guest and Journalist Ted Newsom: Off
      Trailer
      Alternate Ending
         Commentary With Writer/Director Val Guest and Journalist Ted Newsom: On
         Commentary With Writer/Director Val Guest and Journalist Ted Newsom: Off
         Play
      Talent Bios
         Val Guest - Writer/Director
         Stanley Baker
   Play
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