MVD Entertainment Group: The Big Knife [Blu-ray + DVD]


Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavor to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets' stage play, The Big Knife. Charles Castle, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn't taking the news too well, and he'll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line - even if means exposing dark secrets... Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival, The Big Knife also boasts a remarkable cast list including Jack Palance (Shane) as Castle and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront) as Hoff, plus Shelley Winters (The Night of the Hunter), Ida Lupino (On Dangerous Ground), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain) and Everett Sloane (Citizen Kane).

Bonus Materials:
-Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
-Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray)
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
-Commentary by film critics Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton, recorded exclusively for this release
-Bass on Titles – Saul Bass, responsible for The Big Knife’s credit sequence, discusses some of his classic work in this self-directed documentary from 1972
-Theatrical trailer
-Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathalie Morris
 
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