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Fox Film Noir in September

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Fox Film Noir titles on 2nd September 2008. Priced at $14.98 SRP each and making their R1 DVD debuts are Boomerang, Moontide and Road House. "Beautifully restored and remastered", features are detailed below…

Boomerang - When a much-loved priest is murdered in the sleepy state of Connecticut, the local police chief (Lee J. Cobb) goes on a man hunt to find the guilty party in Boomerang. Based on a true story, this classic film directed by Elia Kazan combines reality, crime and moral conflict.

Bonus features include:

  • Audio commentary by film noir historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Poster and unit photography gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Moontide - There is fog on the water and evil is brewing in Moontide, starring Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell and Claude Rains. When a longshoreman (Gabin) fears he may have killed a man while on a drunken binge, he quickly takes a job on an isolated barge.

Bonus features include:
  • Audio commentary by Foster Hirsch, the author of The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir
  • Turning of the Tide: The Ill-Starred Making of Moontide
  • Still galleries:
    • Behind the scenes
    • Concept art and poster gallery
    • Glamour shots
    • Production stills

Road House - In Road House, Lupino stars again, this time alongside Cornel Wilde and Richard Widmark. Murder and revenge ensue as a twisted love triangle begins when overconfident playboy Jefty Robbins (Widmark) hires a beautiful lounge singer (Lupino) for his lush roadhouse.

Bonus features include:
  • Audio commentary by film historians Kim Morgan and Eddie Muller
  • Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox
  • Interactive pressbook
  • Still galleries:
    • Behind the scenes
    • Glamour shots
    • Lobby cards and poster art
    • Production stills



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