Film Noir Releases in May 2016

Beef up your wallets now: May looks to be the biggest month for film noir Blu-ray releases so far this year. Get ready to dig deep…

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An Uncommon Woman in Woman on the Run (1950)

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NOTE: This post is part of a multi-week Detectives and Dames blogathon hosted by Flicker Alley to celebrate the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD releases of Woman on the Run (1950), which costars Dennis O’Keefe, and Too Late for Tears (1949). The main blogathon page may be found at Flicker Alley here, and this tribute is cross-posted at the Flicker Alley site here.

Woman on the Run may be preordered from Flicker Alley here and Too Late for Tears right here. Both are outstanding film noir movies with some great extras, including commentary tracks by the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller (Woman on the Run) and Alan K. Rode (Too Late for Tears).

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L’inhumaine (1924) Marcel L’Herbier

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L’inhumaine (1924) Marcel L’Herbier
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Almost anyone who loves science fiction movies will have at some point watched at least part of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). Maybe it’s the only silent science fiction film they’ve ever seen. (I know that was the case with me for several years.) Yet other silent sf films are also worth your attention, such as The Lost World (1925), A Trip to the Moon (1902) and many others. Now, thanks to a stellar new release from Flicker Alley, you can add L’inhumaine (1924) to that list.

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Best Movies of 2015: Best Blu-ray Releases

Two things: Despite what my wife says, I don’t buy that many new releases and when I do, they’re usually older films getting a new release, a Blu-ray upgrade, etc. Also, since they’re pretty much the gold standard of Blu-ray releases, you’ll see lots of Criterion Collection discs here.

I won’t go into any detail on any of these releases, partly because I haven’t seen every supplement on every release. If you’d like to read more – especially about the supplements on each disc – please click the links, most of which go to Blu-ray.com.

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