Three Otto Preminger film noir classics get a limited edition BFI Blu-ray release
This essential collection brings together three of acclaimed director Otto Preminger’s greatest films for the first time on Blu-ray, delivering a unique combination of intrigue, moral ambiguity and stylish black and white photography, which truly defines this much loved film noir genre.
In Fallen Angel (1945), Dana Andrews stars as a down-on-his-luck press agent turned amateur sleuth, investigating the murder of the sultry waitress, Stella (Linda Darnell).
Whirlpool (1950) is a fascinating blend of noir and woman’s picture starring the beautiful Gene Tierney as a troubled socialite who falls prey to the machinations of a sinister hypnotist (José Ferrer).
Whilst in the down beat Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Dana Andrews again stars, as a tough cop whose brutal methods leave a trail of murder, deceit and cover-ups.
Special features include audio commentaries by film scholar and critic Adrian Martin and The Guardian Lecture: Otto Preminger interviewed by Joan Bakewell (1972, 80 mins, audio with stills), plus an illustrated booklet.
Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection released on Monday 28 September from BFI
Posted on September 26, 2015, in BFI Player, Classic, Might See, Might-See, Thriller and tagged 1950s American thriller, BFI, Dana Andrews, Fallen Angel, Film noir, Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Might See, Otto Preminger, Thriller, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Whirlpool. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.