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Scarlet Street (Special Edition) (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Fritz Lang
Crew : Milton Krasner
Available Date : 01/30/2024
Release Year : 1945
Running Time : 101
UPC : 738329265410
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : Film and Media Studies - Classic Cinema
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A box-office hit (despite being banned in three states), Scarlet Street is one of legendary director Fritz Lang’s (M, Metropolis) finest American films. When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson, The Stranger) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett, The Woman in the Window) from the rain-slicked gutters of an eerily artificial back-lot Greenwich Village, he plunges into a whirlpool of lust, larceny and revenge. As Chris’ obsession with the irresistibly vulgar Kitty grows, the meek cashier is seduced, corrupted, humiliated and transformed into an avenging monster before implacable fate and perverse justice triumph in the most satisfyingly downbeat denouement in Hollywood history. Dan Duryea (Larceny), as Kitty’s pimp boyfriend, skillfully molds “a vicious and serpentine creature out of a cheap, chiseling tin horn” (The New York Times). Packed with hairpin plot twists and “bristling with fine directorial touches and expert acting” (Time), Scarlet Street is a dark gem of film noir.

Product Extras :
  • Brand New HD Master – From a 16bit 4K Scan of the 35mm Nitrate Composite Fine Grain
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • Audio Commentary by David Kalat, the Author of The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
  • Optional English Subtitles
Publish Date : 2024-01-02
  • Fritz Lang - Director
  • Georges de La Fouchardière - Writer
  • Dudley Nichols - Writer
  • Edward G. Robinson - Actor
  • Joan Bennett - Actor
  • Dan Duryea - Actor
  • Margaret Lindsay - Actor
  • Rosalind Ivan - Actor
  • Jess Barker - Actor
  • Charles Kemper - Actor
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster - Actor
  • Vladimir Sokoloff - Actor
  • Russell Hicks - Actor
  • Milton Krasner - Cinematographer


"Kino's DVD of Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street is just great. The solid, clear image and sound completely rescue this winner from the obscurity of crummy Public Domain copies." - Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant

"The film is brilliantly shot and gorgeous -- not only the transfer, but the film itself -- and Lang's direction is full of inventive and telling details. This is one of the wittiest noirs, as well as one of the greatest." - Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Gate

"[Scarlet Street and House by the River] Both are indispensable for admirers of the great German filmmaker." - Dave Kehr, The New York Times

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