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The Big Knife

Street Date:
September 5th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1955
Studio:
Arrow Academy
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Starring:

Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Everett Sloane

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Plot Synopsis:

Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavour to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets stage play, The Big Knife.

Charles Castle, one of Hollywood s biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn t taking the news too well, and he ll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line even if means exposing dark secrets...

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival, The Big Knife also boasts a remarkable cast list including Jack Palance (Shane) as Castle and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront) as Hoff, plus Shelley Winters (The Night of the Hunter), Ida Lupino (On Dangerous Ground), Jean Hagen (Singin in the Rain) and Everett Sloane (Citizen Kane).

Technical Specs

  • Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • First pressing only: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathalie Morris

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Audio Formats

  • Original English mono audio uncompressed LPCM

Subtitles/Captions

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Supplements

  • Commentary by film critics Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Bass on Titles Saul Bass, responsible for The Big Knife s credit sequence, discusses some of his classic work in this self-directed documentary from 1972
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips