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Brute Force

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines
Director: Jules Dassin
Plot Synopsis:

As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin's forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, Brute Force builds to an explosive climax that shows the lengths men will go to when fighting for their freedom.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 8th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1947
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:98 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION by TLEFilms FIlm Restoration & Preservation Services, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Black & White
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring film-noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
    • Interview from 2007 with Paul Mason, editor of Captured by the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture Program from 2017 on Brute Force's array of acting styles featuring film scholar David Bordwell
    • Trailer
    • Stills gallery
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson, a 1947 profile of producer Mark Hellinger, and rare correspondence between Hellinger and Production Code administrator Joseph Breen over the film's content