Boomerang! (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD] [1947] (DVD) & BLU- cover image

Boomerang! (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD] [1947] (DVD) & BLU-
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One of the early films by Method Actor's director Elia Kazan ( A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), Boomerang! also marked one of the early American Hollywood entries into the Cannes Film Festival in 1947. Kazan's impactful noir drama stars a cast of stalwarts of the '40s and '50s hard-boiled streak and his own oeuvre, including Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, Arthur Kennedy, and Karl Malden. When the murder of a piece results in a botched police investigation, prosecutor Henry Harvey (Dana Andrews) leads an effort to bring the murderer to justice. Once blackmail creeps into the investigation, all bets on an unclouded trial are off, resulting in an explosive finale that remains one of the toughest in Kazan's work. With its documentary-like treatment of the procedural, and generally authentic portrayal of an exurban Connecticut town, Kazan's film was a success at the time of its release, and garnered awards from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of review for Kazan's direction. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Boomerang! for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray, in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition. SPECIAL FEATURES: Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD Feature-length audio commentary by film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini Elia Kazan: An Outsider 1982 Documentary about the filmmaker by Annie Tresgot and Michel Ciment Original theatrical trailer 44 PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay by Glenn Kenny; Vintage interview material; the original article that inspired the film; and rare behind-the-scenes imagery Review Gripping, real-life melodrama, told in semi-documentary style --VarietyThe performances, especially by Andrews, are spot on --Film 4The unemphatic presentation of details, the use of locations, and strong performances from a largely non-professional supporting cast, lend the film authenticity and power --Time Out

Running Time: 88 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 26/05/2014


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