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

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#1 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 16 2014 - 12:18 AM

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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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#2 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 16 2014 - 12:19 AM

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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#3 of 6 Robert Crawford

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Posted February 16 2014 - 01:25 AM

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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#4 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 18 2014 - 11:16 PM

Original post updated with artwork and specs


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#5 of 6 Hollywoodaholic

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Posted February 19 2014 - 07:29 AM

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.



#6 of 6 Vegas 1

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Posted February 19 2014 - 09:40 AM

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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