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‘The Defiant Ones’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD June 11, 2018!

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by delivering its message of racial tolerance through a fast-moving blend of action and suspense. It remains a raw, powerful film that is as exciting as it is moving, real and literate. John “Joker” Jackson (Tony Curtis; The Vikings, Some Like It Hot) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) are two convicts on the run. Escaping from a Southern work gang, the two men are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by an unbridled hatred towards each other. Relentlessly pursued by a bloodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive 

 

Stanley Kramer’s ground-breaking film starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier

 

 

Stanley Kramer’s ground-breaking film starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier…

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Stanley Kramer s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by delivering its message of racial tolerance through a fast-moving blend of action and suspense. It remains a raw, powerful film that is as exciting as it is moving, real and literate.

John Joker Jackson (Tony Curtis;The Vikings, Some Like It Hot) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) are two convicts on the run. Escaping from a Southern work gang, the two men are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by an unbridled hatred towards each other. Relentlessly pursued by a bloodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive.

Highly acclaimed upon release for its directing, writing, cinematography and acting, (Sidney Poitier won numerous awards for his role, including the coveted Silver Bear for Best Actor) The Defiant Ones remains one of the most influential films of its era, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:

– 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD

– Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray)

– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

– A new video interview with critic & author Kim Newman

– Original theatrical trailer

– Reversible Sleeve

PRESS:

The performances by Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier are virtually flawless. – Variety

This is one of underrated producer/director Stanley Kramer’s finest humanitarian movies. – Radio Times

“an important film that provided Poitier with a breakthrough role and helped Curtis to escape the simplistic hero mode in which his talents had too often been wasted Eye for Film

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

Title| THE DEFIANT ONES (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition

Starring| TONY CURTIS | SIDNEY POITIER

Director| STANLEY KRAMER

Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70300

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703009

Dual Format RRP| £17.99

Release Date| 11 June 2018

Certificate| U

Run Time| 96 minutes

Aspect Ratio| 1.66:1

Picture| B&W

Genre| Drama / Crime

Year| 1958

Country| USA

Language| English

Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

 

The Defiant Ones is released

on Blu-ray & DVD June 11, 2018

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