Posted Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The taut suspense thriller set on the streets of post-WWII London from director Alberto Cavalcanti ('Went the Day Well?') arrives on Blu-ray this July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Kino is working on 'They Made Me a Fugitive' for Blu-ray on July 24.
Trevor Howard ('Brief Encounter,' 'The Third Man') stars as Clem, a hardened and disillusioned ex-serviceman who gets drawn in to the dangerous and thrilling world of black-marketeering in the seedy underbelly of post-WWII London. He works for a psychotic crime boss, Narcy (Griffith Jones), who betrays him when Clem refuses to deal drugs, setting off an intense revenge story in the best film noir tradition.
Released in the US under the title 'I Became a Criminal,' the film is a classic of British film noir. Cavalcanti sets this gripping thriller in the picturesque Soho district, infusing the brooding images of London pubs, back alleys and bedrooms with poetic urban realism, enhanced by shadowy cinematography by Otto Heller.
This Kino Classics Archival Collection edition is mastered from the restoration by the BFI National Film Archive, with funding provided by The Film Foundation.
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'They Made Me a Fugitive' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under July 24.
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