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    Raw Deal is coming soon.



    All Joe Sullivan wants is "a breath of fresh air." But when you're serving time in stir for robbery, fresh air is a rare commodity. That's about to change though as mob boss Rick Coyle has greased the skids inside the prison walls, so Joe can make it outside where girlfriend Pat will be waiting.

    But things don't exactly go as planned for the duo as car trouble during their getaway forces them to get help from the only person nearby -- strait-laced legal assistant Ann Martin, whom they kidnap and use to evade capture. Things aren't going as planned for Rick either who set up the escape fulling expecting the fugitive to get "cut down" so he could keep the $50,000 he owes Joe for taking the rap for him.


    Now past the dragnet, the trio each find themselves increasingly conflicted in their loyalties and core beliefs as Joe is torn between the two women, who both care for him, while Pat and Ann each make decisions that prove they're not as bad, or as good, as they're supposed to be.

    Raw Deal presents the moviemaking team of director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton at the peak of their success (fresh off their box office smash T-Men), offering dark, moody atmosphere filled with fog-shrouded landscapes and characters who are no strangers to the "left-handed endeavor" of crime. Scenarist John C. Higgins (He Walked by Night) and co-writer Leopold Atlas offer a taut, suspenseful tale of one man's desperate bid for freedom and the two women who love him.

    Dennis O'Keefe, star of the earlier T-Men, contributes a first-rate performance as the determined Joe, with Marsha Hunt (Pride and Prejudice) as Ann and Oscar winning actress Claire Trevor (Key Largo) as the fiercely loyal Pat. Raw Deal also features a suitably slimy Raymond Burr as Rick, John Ireland as Burr's sadistic henchman Fantail, and noir standbys Regis Toomey and Whit Bissell. Raw Deal is film noir at its finest!

    BONUS FEATURES:
    Feature length audio commentary by author and film historian Jeremy Arnold
    Deadly is the Male: The Making of Raw Deal - A Featurette with writer and film historian Julie Kirgo, film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer and producer Alan K. Rode
    Dennis O'Keefe: An Extraordinary Ordinary Guy - A featurette with Jim O'Keefe (son of Dennis O'Keefe) and biographer and producer Alan K. Rode and film historian and director Courtney Joyner
    An image gallery with rare stills, posters and other promotional material
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    Kino just announced No Orchids For Miss Blandish.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040647/

    Coming on DVD and Blu-ray!

    No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) Starring Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott and Linden Travers - Shot by Gerald Gibbs (The Leather Boys) - Written, Produced and Directed by St. John Legh Clowes (Dear Murderer).

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    Watched Hangover Square the other night, what a damn good movie, if a bit predictable. Fantastic performances, loads of atmosphere - the Edwardian setting is atypical for a 'noir' story but they make it work. The Kino Blu-ray looks excellent and has a really impressive collection of supplements too. I'd never seen this before and was really impressived with it.
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    Classic Flix is doing a 4k restoration and Blu-ray release for 5 Steps To Danger.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22496
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Kino just announced No Orchids For Miss Blandish.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040647/

    Coming on DVD and Blu-ray!

    No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) Starring Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott and Linden Travers - Shot by Gerald Gibbs (The Leather Boys) - Written, Produced and Directed by St. John Legh Clowes (Dear Murderer).

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    Release date set for 3/20/18, extras include a trailer for the feature and trailers for other noir titles.
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    "It's the restorations you've heard so much about, now in one set!

    The John Alton Film Noir Collection - The ClassicFlix Restorations arrives this March 20th on Blu-ray and DVD."

    https://www.classicflix.com/blog/201...ction-in-march

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    Warner Archive just made this announcement:

    "Coming next month to Blu-ray - While the City Sleeps (1956) with a new 2018 1080p HD remaster! Fritz Lang directs this stylistically understated noir starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price and Ida Lupino."
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    Classic Flix just posted this:

    "Here's a sneak peek at the Blu-ray cover for our upcoming release of the cold-war noir FIVE STEPS TO DANGER (1957) starring Ruth Roman and Sterling Hayden.

    The restoration was done from a 4K scan from the original camera negative. An announcement is coming shortly..."

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    Signal One announced they're working on a Blu-ray release of Nightmare Alley.
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    "It's the restorations you've heard so much about, now in one set!

    The John Alton Film Noir Collection - The ClassicFlix Restorations arrives this March 20th on Blu-ray and DVD."

    https://www.classicflix.com/blog/201...ction-in-march

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    I just pre-ordered this on Amazon.ca for only 42 bucks, great deal for four films, Was going to buy the stand alone's but this was too cheap to pass up.

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