VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English DTS-HD MA MONO
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1953 / B & W
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailer
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
“Fritz Lang’s greatest masterpiece of film noir…as deceptive and two-faced as anything Lang ever made, with its sunny domestic tranquility precariously separated from a world of violence.”
“Mr. Lang can direct a film. He has brought forth a hot one with a sting.”
—The New York Times
“A narrative drive as efficient and powerful as a handgun.”
—Time Out Film Guide
A dark masterpiece of film noir, pantheon director Fritz Lang’s excoriating The Big Heat (1953) takes an unflinching look at the endemic corruption of small-town America, pitting a tough cop (Glenn Ford) against the forces of evil represented by a syndicate boss (Alexander Scourby) and his all-too-obedient flunkies within the police force. Gloria Grahame co-stars, indelibly, as a gangster’s moll with a decent heart, exploited by both good guys and bad; and Lee Marvin makes a terrifying early appearance as a thug whose sharp clothes and fancy apartment do little to conceal his animalistic nature.