Scarlet Street (DVD)
Directed by Fritz Lang
Edward G. Robinson
Writers Georges de La Fouchardière and Dudley Nichols
Directed by Fritz Lang
A box-office hit (despite being banned in three states), SCARLET?STREET is one of legendary director Fritz Lang’s (M, Metropolis) finest American films.
When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the rain-slicked gutters of an eerily artificial back-lot Greenwich Village, he plunges into a whirlpool of lust, larceny and revenge. As Chris’ obsession with the irresistibly vulgar Kitty grows, the meek cashier is seduced, corrupted, humiliated and transformed into an avenging monster before implacable fate and perverse justice triumph in the most satisfyingly downbeat denouement in the history of American film. Dan Duryea, as Kitty’s pimp boyfriend, skillfully molds “a vicious and serpentine creature out of a cheap, chiseling tin horn.” (The New York Times). Packed with hairpin plot twists and “bristling with fine directorial touches and expert acting” (Time), SCARLET?STREET is a dark gem of film noir.
DVD Extras Include:
New high-definition digital transfer from the 35mm negative preserved by the Library of Congress
Audio commentary by David Kalat, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse
Photo Gallery (including images of deleted scenes)
"Kino's DVD of Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street is just great. The solid, clear image and sound completely rescue this winner from the obscurity of crummy Public Domain copies." - Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant
"The film is brilliantly shot and gorgeous -- not only the transfer, but the film itself -- and Lang's direction is full of inventive and telling details. This is one of the wittiest noirs, as well as one of the greatest." - Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Gate
"[Scarlet Street and House by the River] Both are indispensable for admirers of the great German filmmaker." - Dave Kehr, The New York Times
RT' @TheMtnFilm': THE MOUNTAIN is now playing at' @PolkTheatre' in Lakeland, the' @OKCMOA' in Oklahoma City, and the' @Belcourt' Theatre in Nashvil…
RT' @GloriousSwanson': Watching STAGE STRUCK (1925) on blu-ray is the only way to see #GloriaSwanson in glorious hi-def colour. Below are scr…
RT' @citizendamepod': '.@lhbizness' reviews Hitchcock's Blackmail, one of his greatest British films, in a new release from Kino Lorber https:/…
RT' @JimTudorFilm': I review three GREAT comedies by Férid Boughedir, currently on Blu-ray from' @KinoLorber'' @zekefilm' ' https://t.co/wV3Kmwi3u…'
RT' @bijoufilmcenter': Richmond premiere of' @TheMtnFilm'' @KinoLorber' on Sun, 9/8, 7:15 pm' @thebyrdrva' ! Director' @ralver' will intro and Q&A,…
Wonderful' @Variety' piece on' @lilaavilescine's' THE CHAMBERMAID and its success here in the U.S. where it is Certifie…' https://t.co/cB6V1R9mI5'
RT' @Variety_Film': ‘The Chambermaid’ Cleans Up in the U.S.' https://t.co/JRh4UjMgY7'' https://t.co/nCcR5TkVFa'
RT' @Under_Radar_Mag': Writer' @TheCriticlysm' explores the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray of Babylon, a cult British film that's finally receiving it…
RT' @KLRepertory': See THE HARDER THEY COME' @metrograph' and watch our BABYLON via' @criterionchannl' and on #Bluray / #DVD via' @KinoLorber'. #Ba…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.