The Film Noir Classic Collection

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Overview

This box set combines five of the finest film noirs in Hollywood history. The Asphalt Jungle, Gun Crazy, Murder, My Sweet, Out of the Past, and The Set-Up are each presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Commentaries by either film noir experts or the filmmakers themselves grace every one of these releases, making each of them a worthwhile addition to any DVD library. Each of these discs is available individually, but this set offers the most ...
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Overview

This box set combines five of the finest film noirs in Hollywood history. The Asphalt Jungle, Gun Crazy, Murder, My Sweet, Out of the Past, and The Set-Up are each presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Commentaries by either film noir experts or the filmmakers themselves grace every one of these releases, making each of them a worthwhile addition to any DVD library. Each of these discs is available individually, but this set offers the most cost-effective way to acquire all five.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with film noir experts on all titles, including director Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese on The Set-Up and co-star James Whitmore on The Asphalt Jungle; Plus more DVD extras
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The wonderful Film Noir Collection brings to DVD five classics of the genre in superb editions, each graced with poster-worthy, period-flavored cover art. Among the most distinctive and clearly defined cinematic styles, film noir tales are built around characters who are desperate to live the American Dream yet doomed to failure. The cinematography in these black-and-white dramas makes the most of shadows and contrasts, a technique that underscores the tensions among the characters. The films here include: Murder, My Sweet (1944), featuring Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe, adapted from Raymond Chandler's novel Farewell, My Lovely, with a DVD commentary by film noir expert Alain Silver; The Set-Up (1944), starring Robert Ryan as a down-on-his luck fighter and boasting a commentary by directors Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese; Out of the Past (1947), the source for 1984's Against All Odds, featuring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas, with a commentary track by film noir expert Jim Ursini; the surprisingly dark Gun Crazy (1949), a Bonnie and Clyde forerunner offering Peggy Cummins and John Dall as a couple on a crime spree, served up with commentary by film noir expert Glenn Erickson; and finally The Asphalt Jungle (1950), a noir masterpiece from director John Huston about an ill-fated jewel heist, with costar James Whitmore joining in the commentary by USC cinema history professor Drew Casper.
New York Times - Dave Kehr
The must-have boxed set of the year so far.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2004
  • UPC: 085393981228
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 7:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,889

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Joseph H. Lewis Director
Edward Dmytryk Director
Jacques Tourneur Director
Robert Wise Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Gun Crazy
1. Credits [1:18]
2. Live Target [3:13]
3. Just Gotta Have One [6:06]
4. Homecoming [3:07]
5. Annie Laurie Starr [2:28]
6. Fire With Fire [4:36]
7. Claims on Her [3:29]
8. What They Want [4:21]
9. Her Idea of Living [4:45]
10. Stickup Montage [1:50]
11. Bank Holdup [3:52]
12. Police Pursuits [4:24]
13. The Only Real Thing [1:42]
14. One Last Job [3:23]
15. Heist Day [3:23]
16. The Getaway [4:10]
17. Dragnet [2:46]
18. We Go Together [3:27]
19. Last Dance [3:59]
20. Homeward Bound [4:03]
21. Old Friends [4:21]
22. Into the Mountains [3:10]
23. Fleeing on Foot [2:54]
24. So Close [2:27]
25. Mist Menaces [3:35]
Side #2 -- Murder, My Sweet
1. Third-Degree Credits [2:32]
2. Hired by Moose [3:03]
3. Flap at Florian's [3:01]
4. Jessie's Place [4:30]
5. Marriot's Rendezvous [4:01]
6. Phantoms in the Dark [3:21]
7. Watch Your Step [2:09]
8. Lady With an Interest [3:09]
9. Mrs. Grayle's Trust [7:08]
10. Competing Offers [4:01]
11. Old Psycological Tricks [4:30]
12. Stranglehold [3:47]
13. Crazy Coked-up Dream [4:44]
14. Against Doctor's Orders [5:13]
15. Take my Friend [2:19]
16. Protective Daughter [3:32]
17. Which Side Anybody's On [3:28]
18. His Desirable Wife [4:41]
19. Pretty Good Guesser [2:57]
20. Helen's Request [6:21]
21. Visited by Moose [3:40]
22. Femme Fatale [4:08]
23. Couple of Mugs [3:33]
24. Couldn't Let Her Go [1:46]
25. Her Kind of Face [3:35]
Side #3 -- "Out of the Past"
1. Credits [1:29]
2. About Jeff Bailey [3:20]
3. Mystery Man [2:26]
4. Summoned [2:27]
5. Whit's Woman [5:16]
6. South to Acapulco [3:32]
7. Where We're Going [3:44]
8. Living By Night [6:12]
9. Missing the Lady [5:02]
10. Fisher's Finale [6:00]
11. Back in the Fold [5:45]
12. She Couldn't Help It [1:48]
13. Fingerprints on Meta [2:44]
14. Meta and the Idiots [4:25]
15. Bad Timing [3:52]
16. Gonna Die Last [5:57]
17. Case of the Case [3:54]
18. Sensitive Bargaining [2:43]
19. The Look of Trouble [1:58]
20. News in Bridgeport [2:56]
21. Hooking Stepnanos [3:03]
22. The Way it Is [3:49]
23. It Won't Be Pretty [2:09]
24. Meetings in the Woods [3:54]
25. Build My Gallows High [2:51]
26. Double-Cross [3:37]
27. Going Away: Cast List [1:34]
Side #4 -- The Asphalt Jungle
1. Credits [1:26]
2. The Lineup [3:30]
3. One More Chance [2:30]
4. Doc's Proposition [5:19]
5. Okay to One Gus [3:43]
6. Doll With No House [2:10]
7. Meeting Emmerich [4:16]
8. Some Sweet Kid [2:10]
9. When Dix Gets Home [3:25]
10. Matters of Trust [4:06]
11. Double-Crossing Dream [4:21]
12. Doc Likes Dix [3:27]
13. Caper Rundown [4:05]
14. On the Move [4:37]
15. The Heist [6:27]
16. Getaway Misfire [2:18]
17. Nothing But Front [3:55]
18. Why Don't You Kill Me? [2:53]
19. Souls in Hell [2:29]
20. Dragnet Out [1:49]
21. Left-Handed Alibi [1:23]
22. Nasty Encounter [4:55]
23. The Trail to Doc [3:38]
24. Cobby Cracks [3:38]
25. Taking Trips [3:07]
26. The Dead and the Departing [6:30]
27. Travel Companion [4:55]
28. Playing Doc's Tune [1:31]
29. No Doctor for Dix [4:12]
30. Versus the Jungle [3:46]
31. Hanging On [1:53]
32. Cast List [2:51]
Side #5 -- The Set-Up
1. Credits [1:09]
2. Fight Insurance [6:01]
3. One Punch Away [5:15]
4. The Crowd [2:41]
5. Changing Room [4:45]
6. Playing Percentages [4:26]
7. Gunboat the Champ [3:54]
8. Street Life [2:40]
9. Not Her Ticket [2:37]
10. The Set-Up [3:38]
11. Round 1 [4:51]
12. Round 2 [4:35]
13. Round 3 [5:03]
14. Gotta Go Down [1:12]
15. Round 4 [3:41]
16. A Knockout [2:43]
17. I Paid for Something [2:52]
18. Cornered [5:04]
19. We Both Won Tonight [4:18]
20. Cast List [:50]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Gun Crazy
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Glenn Erickson
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- Murder, My Sweet
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Alain Silver
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #3 -- "Out of the Past"
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Jim Ursini
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #4 -- The Asphalt Jungle
   Introduction By John Huston
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Introduction By John Huston
      Commentary By Drew Casper With James Whitmore
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Side #5 -- The Set-Up
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Required viewing

    This collection includes five of the finest film noirs ever made. A must-have for any noir or detective film fan.

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