FRAMED (Richard Wallace, 1947)
711 OCEAN DRIVE (Joseph M Newman, 1950)
THE MOB (Robert Parrish, 1951)
AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
TIGHT SPOT (Phil Karlson, 1955)
MURDER BY CONTRACT (Irving Lerner, 1958)
Release date: 15 February 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (3 x UK & 3 x World Blu-ray premieres)
Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad).
All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.
- Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Melanie Williams, Ellen Cheshire, Simon Abrams, Kulraj Phullar, Tara Judah, and David Thompson, archival articles and interviews, and film credits
- Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units