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Criterion Press Release: Ace In The Hole (Dual Format)

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    ACE IN THE HOLE (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
    Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas (Spartacus) gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time.
     
    1951 • 111 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio
     
    DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray • Audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard• Portrait of a “60% Perfect Man: Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment • Interview with actor Kirk Douglas from 1984• Excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute• Excerpts from an audio interview with Wilder’s coscreenwriter Walter Newman• Video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee• Stills gallery• Trailer• One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats• PLUS: Essays by critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin
     
    TITLE: ACE IN THE HOLE (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
    CAT. NO: CC2355BDDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-11571-1
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-837-8
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 4/8/14
    STREET: 5/6/14
     
     
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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
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    Oh yeah, another title that I have to buy. Release not too long after the MOC BD release which is good.
     
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    Original post updated with artwork and specs
     
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    Yeah, I'll probably double-dip for the upgraded image, but the extras are the same as the previous release. For anyone who hasn't seen this film, do yourself a favor and at least see it at some point. It's more relevant today than ever and easily one of Douglas' best and most overlooked films.
     
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    Netflixed the Criterion dvd when it first came out years ago, thought that looked good. Will spring for the BR, good film!
     

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