“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.” – Roger Ebert
“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.
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1953 / B&W
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Michael Mann on The Big Heat / Martin Scorsese on The Big Heat / Original Theatrical Trailer