Essential Film Noir Collection 5 12/30/23

Viavision [Imprint]

An eclectic stack of B&W thrillers — Island of Doomed Men, The Red Menace, The Burglar, and 13 West Street — is given [Imprint]’s deluxe packaging treatment. The organizing factor for their fifth noir box is a star associated with noir classics: Pete Lorre, Dan Duryea, Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger and . . . Commies? ¬†The contents include one odd prison camp thriller, an anti-Red expos√©, a genuine noir written by a celebrated hardboiled crime novelist, and a juvenile delinquency revenge drama. The leading ladies ‘in peril’ include Rochhelle Hudson, Hanne Axman, Betty Lou Gerson, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers and Dolores Dorn. On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].