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Siodmak, Robert - Cry Of The City Rb (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 22 augustus 2016

A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless battle of good versus evil on the streets of New York.

Charismatic criminal, Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is on the run from Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged cop and one-time friend. The two nemeses go head-to-head in a tense game of cat and mouse, leading to a dramatic showdown.

Insolent, menacing yet darkly charming, Conte is magnificent, whilst Mature gives a career best performance as the unsettlingly obsessed detective. Cry of the City boasts a glorious gallery of shady figures, from a lawyer oozing corruption to a memorably sadistic masseuse, whilst the film's steely realism is enhanced by flourishes of noir stylisation, anticipating the films of Martin Scorsese.

Special features

Presented in High Definition
Original theatrical trailer
Audio commentary with Adrian Martin
Adrian Wootton on Cry of the City (2016, 26 mins): a newly filmed appreciation by the critic and chief executive of Film London
Illustrated booklet with full film credits and a new writing by Frank Krutnik
USA | 1948 | black and white | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 96 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.37:1 | BD50 | 1080p | PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) | Region 2 | Cert 12 (contains moderate violence)

**** --Guardian

'A classic awaiting rediscovery' --Geoff Andrew

'Rome's minestrone-serving Mama and tearaway little brother Tony could have come straight from a Scorsese movie' --Time Out

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