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Obsession - Indicator Series (Limited Edition)

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Genres: Crime, Thriller, Film Noir
Starring: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Plot Sypnosis:

Starring Robert Newton (Kiss the Blood Off My Hands), Phil Brown (The Camp on Blood Island), Sally Gray (They Made Me a Fugitive), and Naunton Wayne (The Lady Vanishes), Obsession takes a dark and unsettling journey into the mind of a murderer.

When psychiatrist Clive (Newton) learns that his wife, Storm (Gray), is having an affair, he resolves to take revenge by kidnapping and murdering her lover, Bill (Brown), and dissolving his corpse in acid. As Bill languishes in Clive's cellar, Detective Finsbury (Naunton) doggedly pursues the case...

Written by Alec Coppel (Vertigo), scored by Nino Rota (8½, The Godfather), and directed by Edward Dmytryk (The Sniper) during his blacklist-induced exile in Britain, Obsession's original release was delayed due to the ongoing court case of real-life 'Acid Bath Murderer' John Haigh.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams (2024)
  • The John Player Lecture with Edward Dmytryk (1972): archival audio recording of the prolific director in conversation with author and critic John Baxter, recorded at London's National Film Theatre
  • Richard Dyer on 'Obsession' (2024): the academic and author explores the themes and the making of the film
  • The BEHP Interview with Gordon McCallum (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring sound recordist McCallum in conversation with Alan Lawson
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Fintan McDonagh, archival articles on Edward Dmytryk's period in Britain and the making of Obsession, an archival interview with actor Naunton Wayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1949
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: NEW 4K RESTORATION by Powerhouse Films limited edition of 4000
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Audio Formats: Original mono audio
Subtitles/Captions: New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing