If you haven't caught this one check it out on Blu or DVD. The restoration is tops!
In her first role since starring as Margo Channing in the Academy Award®-winning All About Eve (Best Picture, 1950), Bette Davis plays mystery writer Janet Frobisher, a cold and conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants -- and what she wants at the moment is her secretary’s fiancé Larry (Anthony Steel).
But Janet’s plan hits a snag when her estranged husband shows up unannounced after attempting to rob a bank. Her husband’s partner in crime, George (played by real-life husband Gary Merrill), further complicates matters for Janet when he pays her a visit later the same day. Getting rid of one of them proved easy. The other, not so much.
Filmed in England and co-produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Another Man’s Poison presents the dynamic Bette Davis at her devious and beguiling best.
Here's a clip of the opening scene from our restoration of The Killer Is Loose (1956) which stars Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and the chilling Wendell Corey.
Detective Sam Wagner’s job is never easy. Even an average day proves stressful for him and his family. But this is no ordinary day for Wagner (Joseph Cotten) or his wife Lila (Rhonda Fleming).
After pegging a recent bank robbery as an inside job orchestrated by mild-mannered clerk Leon Poole (played by a bespectacled Wendell Corey), Wagner heads to the suspect’s apartment to make the arrest expecting him to be alone. Instead, Poole’s beloved wife is with him and caught in the crossfire of a shootout leaving her dead.
Sent to prison, and believing Wagner is responsible for his wife’s death, Poole is desperate for revenge. Escape and murder soon follow with the haunting Poole bent on taking away the woman Wagner loves. Will the detective and his men save her in time?
Helmed by the gritty Budd Boetticher, The Killer is Loose takes the director’s unique visual style away from the plains and into the world of suburbia for this taut and suspenseful thriller. Close your windows, lock your doors -- The Killer is Loose!
Proving that Criterion isn't the only one with access to Warner's deep catalog, Shout! Factory has announced the upcoming release of The Curse of the Cat People (1944) on Blu-ray this June 12th. For all the details, click here.
Ruth Roman stars in two 1950s film noir's coming from ClassicFlix on April 24th on both Blu-ray and DVD.
Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 1.85:1 original aspect ratio, Five Steps to Danger (1957) finds Roman on the run in a bit of noir-style, Cold War intrigue with noir favorite Sterling Hayden. First time on any home video format.
In Down Three Dark Streets (1954), Roman co-stars with Broderick Crawford and is supported by Martha Hyer and Marisa Pavan, among others, in this gripping and taut police procedural. First time on Blu-ray for Streets as well as its first time in its original aspect ratio of 1.75:1.