Eureka Entertainment is set to release Criss Cross, Robert Siodmak’s influential film noir masterpiece, in 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK as part of their The Masters of Cinema Series range. Available from 22 June 2020.
Illicit passion, greed, robbery, and murder collide in Criss Cross, a classic film noir suspense tale from a true master of the genre, Robert Siodmak (The Killers).
Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster – Novecento, Birdman of Alcatraz) is a hardworking armoured car driver with a fatal attraction to his ex-wife Anna (Yvonne DeCarlo – The Munsters), who’s now married to notorious hoodlum Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea – Winchester ‘73). Unable to stay away from her, Steve has a secret tryst with Anna … only to be discovered by Dundee. To cover up their affair, Steve convinces Dundee that he only met with Anna to get Dundee’s help in robbing an upcoming payroll shipment he will be driving. The hood falls for the ruse, which triggers a series of harrowing events that ultimately lead to violence and death.
From a new 4K restoration, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this essential film noir in its UK debut on Blu-ray.
Eureka Entertainment have created a new Trailer to promote the release…
“As always with Siodmak, the suspense is maintained throughout by taut pacing, visual precision, and excellent characterisation.” – Time Out
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
-1080p presentation on Blu-ray, from a new 4K scan of the original nitrate negative
-Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
-New audio commentary by film author Lee Gambin, and actress Rutanya Alda
-New video piece on the film by film scholar Adrian Martin
-A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film historian Kat Ellinger; an essay by Adam Batty; archival writing and imagery
Available to order from: Eureka Store