Blast of Silence 12/23/23

The Criterion Collection

This once-obscure item has accumulated a solid cult following. Allen Baron writes, directs and stars in a gritty on-the-streets tale of a hit man having difficulties lining up his latest score. The over-achieving tiny independent feature bursts with arresting storytelling and eye-opening visuals. It’s holiday time in the Big Apple, and the camera records the Manhattan streets in full yuletide regalia. Good on ya, Criterion — in this new remastered edition, the sordid story of Frank Bono is finally formatted in its original 1:85 theatrical screen shape. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.