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
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