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Criterion Press Release: Riot in Cell Block 11 (Dual Format)

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    RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)  
    Early in his career, Don Siegel (The Killers) made his mark with this sensational and high-octane but economically constructed drama set in a maximum-security penitentiary. Riot in Cell Block 11, the brainchild of producer extraordinaire Walter Wanger (Foreign Correspondent), is a ripped-from-the-headlines social-problem picture about prisoners’ rights that was inspired by a recent spate of uprisings in American prisons. In Siegel’s hands, the film is at once brash and humane, showcasing the hard-boiled visual flair and bold storytelling for which the director would become known and shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras. 
    1954 • 80 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio
     
    DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New audio commentary by film scholar Matthew Bernstein
    • Excerpts from the director’s 1993 autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by his son Kristoffer Tabori
    • More!
    • One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Chris Fujiwara, a 1954 article by coproducer Walter Wanger, and a 1974 tribute to Siegel by filmmaker Sam Peckinpah
     
    TITLE: RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
    CAT. NO: CC2351BDDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-11461-5
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-832-3
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 3/25/14
    STREET: 4/22/14
     
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    What a treat to finally get this on blu-ray - and from Criterion no less!
     

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