The asphalt jungle [Blu-ray]
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The asphalt jungle [Blu-ray]

By Huston, John, 1906-1987, film director, screenwriter.
Hornblow, Arthur, Jr., 1893-1976, film producer.

Genre Film adaptations.

Published [2016] by The Criterion Collection, [New York, N.Y.]

UPC 715515190619

Bib Id 2455635

Edition Blu-ray special edition.

Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (color illustrations ; 19 cm)

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Leader
05819cgm a2201117Ia 4500
ISBN
9781681432397 : $30.00
UPC
715515190619
Publisher Number
CC2711BD
Language
eng
Call #
Blu-ray A
Uniform Title
Asphalt jungle (Motion picture)
Title
The asphalt jungle [Blu-ray]
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Publication Information
[2016] by The Criterion Collection, [New York, N.Y.] :
Description
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Form of Work
Motion picture.
Note
Title from title frame.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
1.37:1 aspect ratio.
Special features: audio commentary from 2004 by film historian Drew Casper, featuring recordings of actor James Whitmore; new interviews with film noir historian Eddie Muller and cinematographer John Bailey; archival footage of writer-director John Huston discussing the film; Pharos of chaos, a 1983 documenary about actor Sterlin Haydon; episode of the television program City lights from 1979 featuring John Huston; audio excerpts of archival interviews with Huston; excerpts from footage of the 1983 AFI lifetime achievement award ceremony honoring Huston, featuring actor Sam Jaffe and the filmmaker; trailer; insert essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; art directors, Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell ; film editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Cast
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Marilyn Monroe.
Summary
In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme"--Container.
Audience
Not rated.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A ; full frame (1.37:1 screen ratio); uncompressed monaural.
Language Note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Genre/Form
Film adaptations.
Gangster films.
Film noir.
Crime films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Crime films.
Fiction films.
Film noir.
Gangster films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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