Touch of Evil - The Masters Of Cinema Series #25 (2 Disc Set)

Touch of Evil - The Masters Of Cinema Series #25 (2 Disc Set)

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Crime ⁄ Drama ⁄ Film-Noir ⁄ Thriller · Universal Pictures · USA 1958

Touch of Evil begins with one of the most brilliant sequences in the history of cinema, and ends with a final scene of equal magnitude. In between unfurls a picture whose moral, sexual, racial, and aesthetic attitudes remain so radical as to cross borders established not only in 1958, but in the present age also. Yet, Touch of Evil has taken manny forms. The film as released in 1958 was certainly compromised from Orson Welles's vision, but a lengthy memo written by Welles to studio heads in 1957 had some influence on a subsequent preview version shown to test audiences (and rediscovered in the 1970s) as well as the 1958 theatrical version. Forty years later, in 1998, Universal produced a reconstructed version of the film that takes into meticulous account the totality of Welles's memo. In each of these iterations, Touch of Evil remains a testament to the genius of Welles - a film of Shakespearean richness, inexhaustible. The Masters of Cinema Series attempts to honour Welles with this special two-disc Blu-ray edition of Touch of Evil, with the film presented in its multiple versions and aspect ratios.

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Titel: Touch of Evil - The Masters Of Cinema Series #25 (2 Disc Set)
Orginal Titel: Touch of Evil
Deutscher Titel: Im Zeichen des Bösen
Genre: Crime ⁄ Drama ⁄ Film-Noir ⁄ Thriller
Studio: Universal Pictures
Vertrieb: Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Land / Jahr: USA 1958
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
Länge: 1998 Reconstructed Version: 110:39 Minuten
1958 Theatrical Version: 95:22 Minuten
1958 Preview Version: 108:59 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Orson WELLES
Autor:Franklin COEN
Screenplay:Orson WELLES
basierend auf dem Buch / der Geschichte von:Whit MASTERSON
Produzent:Albert ZUGSMITH
Musik:Henry MANCINI
Kamera:Russell METTY
Besetzung:Charlton HESTON als Mike Vargas
Janet LEIGH als Susan Vargas
Orson WELLES als Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Joseph CALLEIA als Police Sergeant Pete Menzies
Akim TAMIROFF als 'Uncle' Joe Grandi
Joanna MOORE als Marcia Linnekar
Ray COLLINS als District Attorney Adair
Dennis WEAVER als Mirador Motel Night Manager
Valentin DE VARGAS als Pancho
Mort MILLS als Al Schwartz
Victor MILLAN als Manelo Sanchez
Lalo RIOS als Risto
Michael SARGENT als Pretty Boy
Phil HARVEY als Blaine
Joi LANSING als Zita
Harry SHANNON als Chief Gould
Marlene DIETRICH als Tanya
Zsa Zsa GABOR als Strip-Club Owner

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (klar) 2 Disc
Disctyp: Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer) [1998 Reconstructed Version & Special Features]
Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer) [1958 Theatrical Version & 1958 Preview Version]
Bildformat: 1.85:1
Videocodec: H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Videodetails: Resolution: 1080p
Frame Rate: 23,976 / 24 fps
Color Space: Rec.709 8bit
Tonformate: Englisch & Spanisch DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (Mono) [O-Ton]
Englisch Dolby Digital Stereo (2.0) [Audiokommentar]
Untertitel: Englisch

Special Features

  • Hauptmenü
  • Kapitelauswahl
  • Popup-Menü
  • Trailer [2:10 Min.]
  • Booklet (56 Seiten)
  • Audiokommentar von Rick Schmidlin (2008)
  • Audiokommentar von Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh & Rick Schmidlin (199)
  • Audiokommentar von F.X. Feeney (2008)
  • Audiokommentar von James Naremore & Jonathan Rosenbaum (2008)
  • Featurette 'Bringing Evil To Life' [21:00 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Evil Lost And Found' [17:06 Min.]