DVD File reported today that director Fritz Lang's (METROPOLIS, M, 1000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE, etc) supreme film noir classic, THE BIG HEAT (1953), starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame & Lee Marvin, is coming to Region 1 DVD on December 19! It looks like it's going to be fairly 'bare-bones', which is a pity, since Glenn Ford is still around and could probably do an interesting commentary track, but is still an essential purchase that I'm already making space for on my DVD shelf. Definitely another Hollywood classic that Ron Epstein (and the rest of the uninitiated HTF membership, for that matter) should check out, if he's never seen it before; I'm sure Crawdaddy will back me up on this. Thanks much, Columbia Tristar! Say, how about giving us a DVD of Lang's follow-up, HUMAN DESIRE (1954), also starring Glenn Ford & Gloria Grahame, next? In celebration, piping hot coffee for everyone!