Posted Fri Dec 2, 2011 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Lionel Rogosin's classic 1957 film is planned for high-definition in February.
In an early announcement to retailers, Milestone is preparing 'On the Bowery' for Blu-ray on February 7.
'On the Bowery' chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer, a part-time railroad worker adrift on New York s skid row. When the film opened it 1956, it exploded on the screen, burning away years of Hollywood artifice, jump-starting the post-war American independent film movement and earning an Oscar nomination. Now gloriously restored by the Cineteca di Bologna, 'On the Bowery' is both an incredible document of a bygone era and a vivid and devastating portrait of addiction that resonates today just as it did when it was made.
Specs have yet to be finalized, but supplements will include: Introduction by Martin Scorsese; The Perfect Team: The Making of On the Bowery documentary; Complete and restored version of Rogosin's Good Times, Wonderful Times; Five short featurettes; and trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $39.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'On the Bowery' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 7.
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