Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Jacques Tourneur's 1947 noir is in the works for Blu-ray.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive is working on 'Out of the Past' for Blu-ray sometime later this year.
Everything you want in a film noir you'll find in 'Out of the Past.' A tenacious detective (Robert Mitchum) spinning his wheels to make good. A drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) up to no good. A moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) with a shark's grin. Plus double-crosses and fall guys. Shadowy rooms and bleak souls.
Mitchum solidified his tough-guy persona in this archetypal film noir directed with memorable style by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People, 'I Walked with a Zombie'). He plays Jeff Bailey, a one-time private investigator walking the straight and narrow of small-town life...until an acquaintance from his past pulls him back into the troubles he'd left behind. "Build my gallows high, baby," Bailey sneers as events stack up against him. With dialogue like that and much more, 'Out of the Past' builds its reputation high.
Specs, supplements, and a suggested list price haven't been revealed yet.
You can find the latest specs for 'Out of the Past' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under PENDING.
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