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They Live by Night (Criterion Collection) (1948)
Format: Blu-ray Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
They Live by Night (Criterion Collection)

They Live by Night (Criterion Collection)

(1948)
Format: Blu-ray Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
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They Live by Night (Criterion Collection)

Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie’s fellow outlaws, who aren’t about to let him go straight, they realize there’s nowhere left to run. Ray brought an outsider’s sensibility honed in the theater to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger
  • New video interview with film critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • Short piece from 2007 with film critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Illustrated audio interview excerpts from 1956 with producer John Houseman

PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz"

GENRE: FILM-NOIR

LANGUAGE: English

SUBTITLES: English SDH

AUDIO: Uncompressed Monaural PCM

Widescreen

TIME: 95 Minutes

Director: Nicholas Ray
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 6/13/2017
Item #: 1798716X
UPC #: 715515198615
Attributes: Restored, Special Edition, Widescreen, Subtitled
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rating: NR

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