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After Dark: Neo-Noir Cinema Collection Three (1991 – 2002) – Imprint Collection #320 – 325 (Australian Import Limited Edition)

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Joe Mantegna, Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Various
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After Dark: Neo-Noir Cinema Collection Three (1991 – 2002) – Imprint Collection #320 – 325

Enter the grimy shadows of neo-noir with these six dark modern films of crime, corruption and vengeance. 

Packed with remarkable performances from Joe Mantegna, Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this six-film journey will take you through the underbelly of society, through rain-soaked streets and blurred morality. 

  • Homicide (1991) – worldwide first on Blu-ray
  • White Sands (1992)
  • The Crossing Guard (1995)
  • Heaven’s Prisoners (1996) – worldwide first on Blu-ray
  • Under Suspicion (2000)
  • Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Limited Edition 6-Disc Hardbox packed with brand NEW special features including audio commentaries and interviews, plus an exclusive 80 page booklet featuring essays on Homicide by Jen Johans, The Crossing Guard by Blake Howard, and Dirty Pretty Liars by Maria Lewis.

1500 copies only.

Homicide-  Worldwide first on Blu-ray!

Acclaimed playwright and filmmaker David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) directs this powerful and provocative film starring Joe Mantegna as a detective torn between his faith and career.

Bobby Gold is a tough yet devoted cop who is thrust into the otherwise routine murder investigation of an elderly Jewish shopkeeper. What seems a straightforward case soon unravels to become a bewildering urban odyssey of intrigue and conspiracy. 

Four out of four stars from Roger Ebert.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film critic Jim Hemphill
  • More special features TBC
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Optional English Subtitles

White Sands - Wllem Dafoe stars as a small-town sheriff who finds himself in grave danger when he uncovers a dead body in the desert with $500,000 in this gripping neo-noir crime thriller.

Also starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface, The Abyss), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), and Mickey Rourke (Barfly, Johnny Handsome), and directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bounty). 

To untangle a mystery, a small-town lawman assumes the identity of a murdered FBI agent and goes undercover inside a global crime ring. This precarious new life steers him toward a sinister weapons runner, an FBI sting operative and a mysterious woman of means. 

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by director Roger Donaldson and director of photography Peter Menzies
  • NEW “Heart & Soul – Editor Nicholas Beauman Sifts Through White Sands”
  • NEW “High Noon Sands” – writer Daniel Pyne on White Sands
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

 The Crossing Guard - Oscar-winner Sean Penn (newly interviewed for this release) produced, wrote and directed this neo-noir classic starring the masterful Jack Nicholson as a tormented father who seeks vengeance on the man who killed his daughter.

Freddy Gale has spent the last six years counting down to this day. Today, the man who was responsible for the hit-and-run death of Freddy’s young daughter is being released. Devastated by his loss and driven by vengeance, Freddy is finally going to pay back his daughter’s killer… if it’s the last thing he does.

Also starring female juggernauts Robin Wright (House Of Cards), Anjelica Huston (The Life Aquatic), and Piper Laurie (Carrie, Twin Peaks).

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary by director/writer/co-producer Sean Penn, actress Anjelica Huston, actor David Morse, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, production designer Michael Haller, and playwright David Ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film writer Travis Woods
  • NEW Interview with writer/director Sean Penn
  • NEW Interview with editor Jay Cassidy
  • NEW Interview with actor David Morse
  • NEW Interview with actor Priscilla Barnes
  • NEW Visual Essay By Kat Ellinger
  • Original Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

Heaven's Prisoners - Worldwide first on Blu-ray!

The crime novel by James Lee Burke comes to life in this neo-noir crime thriller, the story of a former police detective thrust into a world of murder and deception after witnessing a drug smuggler’s plane crash into a bayou.

Starring Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch (Road House), Mary Stuart Masterson (At Close Range), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) and Eric Roberts (King Of The Gypsies), with a screenplay by Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks) and Scott Frank (Logan). 

Once a tough New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux has turned in his badge and left the city with his wife Annie, for the peaceful beauty of Louisiana’s bayous. A plane crash brings a little girl into his life – and with her comes a trail of murder and deception.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by director Phil Joanou
  • NEW Interview with producer Andre Morgan 
  • Cast & Crew Interviews
  • Behind The Scenes featurette
  • Promotional featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

Under Suspicion - Based on the hit 1981 French film Garde à vue, this neo-noir thriller stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci and Thomas Jane.

A Chief Inspector interviews a prominent attorney, who has discovered a brutal murder victim’s body. However, during the course of the night the crime’s only witness slowly becomes the inspector’s prime suspect… 

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary by director Stephen Hopkins and actor Morgan Freeman
  • Original promotional featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio LPCM 2.0
  • Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

Dirty Pretty Things - Nominated for an Academy Award, Dirty Pretty Things stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Audrey Tautou (Amelie), and Sergi López (Pan’s Labyrinth). 

Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know. 

“A creepy, tightly knit suspense film that, on the fly, reveals more about the lives of immigrants in London than the most scrupulously earnest documentary.” – The New Yorker

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary by director Stephen Frears
  • More special features TBC
  • Original promotional featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1991
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: Limited Edition 6-Disc Hardbox packed with brand NEW special features including audio commentaries and interviews, plus an exclusive 80 page booklet featuring essays on Homicide by Jen Johans, The Crossing Guard by Blake Howard, and Dirty Pretty Liars by Maria Lewis. 1500 copies only.
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): Various
Audio Formats: Various
Subtitles/Captions: Various
Special Features: Various