Essential Film Noir Collection 1 01/16/21

Viavision [Imprint]

Viavision’s first deluxe Film Noir boxed set gives us four titles that emphasize star power — Glenn Ford, Ray Milland, Kirk Douglas and Lee J. Cobb. The Australian release includes three Columbia titles and the home video premiere of a rare Paramount picture. Which ones are core Noir and which are merely ‘noir adjacent?:’ Framed, The Garment Jungle, Detective Story and Alias Nick Beal. ┬áThe special extras invest in a quartet of audio commentaries from the top experts and Film Noir Foundation creators Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode. On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].