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The Prowler (1951) from VCI on February 1, 2011


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted November 14 2010 - 09:13 AM

Already available for pre-order at Amazon, Joseph Losey's The Prowler on February 1, 2011:


AVAILABLE AT LAST ON DVD! Famed director Joseph Losey's long neglected masterpiece, scripted by legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, has been restored to its original bleak splendor by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion - by knocking off her husband! Bonus Features: Documentary featurette "The Cost of Living: Creating The Prowler," with James Ellroy, Christopher Trumbo, Denise Hamilton and Alan K. Rode, "Masterpiece in the Margins": Bertrand Tavernier on The Prowler, On the Prowl: Restoring The Prowler. The Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive Partnership, Photo Gallery, Audio Commentary by Film Noir Expert Eddie Muller, Original Theatrical Trailer Product Specs: DVD9; Dolby Digital 2.0; RT - 92 minutes; B&W; Aspect Ratio - 1.37:1 - 4x3; Year - 1951; SRP - $19.99


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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted November 14 2010 - 09:54 AM

Brilliant news. Guess Cry Danger will follow.

Pre-Ordered my copy.


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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Livius

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Posted November 14 2010 - 09:56 AM

Great news indeed. Keep 'em coming.
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   R-T-C Tim

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Posted November 15 2010 - 07:21 AM

Always good to see more of Mr Losey's films coming to DVD.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   shoeshineboy

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Posted November 15 2010 - 03:15 PM

Awesome! Losey and Trurmbo, together again! I don't need no stinkin' dvd-rs!

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted November 15 2010 - 11:29 PM

Great News!!

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted November 16 2010 - 01:42 PM

Wow, I'm gonna need that.  And if Cry Danger follows.... HELL YES.

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted December 06 2010 - 11:47 AM

Speaking of Cry Danger, there's a pretty sharp transfer available via streaming through Netflix... watched it last night, and it's on par with my DVD-R of the (very decent) TCM print.


Dark City is also available via streaming.  It looks decent, miles ahead of the hideous bootleg I used to own.




#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted December 06 2010 - 12:33 PM



Originally Posted by Craig Beam 

Speaking of Cry Danger, there's a pretty sharp transfer available via streaming through Netflix... watched it last night, and it's on par with my DVD-R of the (very decent) TCM print.


Dark City is also available via streaming.  It looks decent, miles ahead of the hideous bootleg I used to own.



Olive's Dark City DVD looks really good: http://www.dvdbeaver...1/dark_city.htm


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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Marcel H.

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Posted January 27 2011 - 04:09 AM

Received the disc from Axelmusic today and took a quick look into it. The picture quality is good, but not great, to me, it seems a bit soft and the disc appears to be interlaced.Nonetheless I'm happy. Added four shots from the disc, the last one showing some combing.


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