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TOUCH OF EVIL & DOUBLE INDEMNITY Finally Get Blu-ray Treatment This April!

Touch-Of-EvilUniversal Studios is finally releasing two classics from their extensive vault in April.  Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity and Orson Welles’ Touch Of Evil will both make their long overdue debuts on Blu-ray on April 15.  Its kind of a bummer it takes classics like these so long to make the jump to the format, but they don’t seem to be much of the priority anymore and the more years tick by the further they tick from being of relevancy to general customers.  But, when stuff like this finally does roll around, it’s very exciting for us collectors and film history appreciators.  Both films will come in special edition type versions with multiple commentaries, features and two cuts of the film for Touch Of Evil.  Below are the studio supplies the proper specs of the titles and you can pre-order now by clicking the Amazon link!


DOUBLE INDEMNITY
Product Source: Theatrical
Theatrical Studio: Paramount
Theatrical Release: 4/24/1944
Synopsis: Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in the gripping film noir classic Double Indemnity, directed by Academy Award® winner Billy Wilder. A calculating wife (Stanwyck) encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff (MacMurray). As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband’s murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager (Edward G. Robinson). It’s a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this suspenseful masterpiece that was nominated for 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture.
Blu-ray Full Frame  70th Anniversary Limited Edition(61120920) : Disc 1 (Side A) 

 Format: Blu-ray  UPC: 0-2519-21263-1-4
 Unit Type: Standard  Number of Media: 1
 Street Date: 4/15/2014  PreOrder Date:
 Run Time (HH:MM): 1 Hour 48 Minutes
 Language: English  Disc Type: BD-50 (Single Sided)
 Packaging: Snap Case with Outer Box  Layers: Single
 Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Spanish DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono
 Subtitles: English SDH
French
Spanish
 Edition: 70th Anniversary Limited Edition  Picture: Full Frame
 Version: Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet  Color/B&W BLACK & WHITE
 Rating: Not Rated  CARA Rating:
 Bonus Features: • Digital Copy of Double Indemnity (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Introduction by Robert Osborne
• Shadows of Suspense
• Double Indemnity (1973) TV Movie
• Theatrical Trailer
• Commentary with Film Historian Richard Schickel
• Commentary with Film Historian/Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and Film Historian Nick Redman

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TOUCH OF EVIL
Product Source: Theatrical
Theatrical Studio: Universal
Theatrical Release: 4/23/1958
Synopsis: Directed by Orson Welles, Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. Featuring three versions of the film – the Preview version, the Theatrical version and the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles’ original vision, Touch of Evil is a “a stylistic masterpiece!” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide) that stands the test of time.
Blu-ray Widescreen  Limited Edition(61131768) : Disc 1 (Side A) 

 Format: Blu-ray  UPC: 0-2519-22332-7-2
 Unit Type: Standard  Number of Media: 1
 Street Date: 4/15/2014  PreOrder Date:
 Run Time (HH:MM): 1 Hour 51 Minutes
 Language: English  Disc Type: BD-50 (Single Sided)
 Packaging: Snap Case with Outer Box  Layers: Single
 Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono  Subtitles: English SDH
French
Spanish
 Edition: Limited Edition  Picture: Widescreen
 Version: Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet  Color/B&W BLACK & WHITE
 Rating: Not Rated
PG-13
 CARA Rating:
 Bonus Features: • Digital Copy of Touch of Evil (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Bringing Evil to Life
• Evil Lost and Found
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin
• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

1 Response to “TOUCH OF EVIL & DOUBLE INDEMNITY Finally Get Blu-ray Treatment This April!”


  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    About time.