Columbia Noir #2 02/06/21
The UK disc purveyors Powerhouse Indicator are back with a second installment of Region B Film Noir goodies from the darker end of the Columbia Torch Lady’s film vault. This time around we have a couple of Femme Fatale thrillers (does she or doesn’t she?), a trio of organized crime mellers, and a hit man saga so minimalist, it’s almost avant-garde. The icing on the noir cake is the curated selection of extras, plus the absurd counter-programming of Three Stooges short subjects. Why did nobody think to cast Moe, Larry and Shemp as cold-blooded Noir hit men? The titles run from 1947 to 1958: Framed, 711 Ocean Drive, The Mob, Affair in Trinidad, Tight Spotand Murder by Contract. On Region B Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.