Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beautiful: Blues in the Night DVD Art

As mentioned here in March, the 1941 jazz noir BLUES IN THE NIGHT is coming to DVD on July 22nd.

The box art has now been made public, and it's gorgeous.

No word yet on any possible extras.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT was reviewed here. It stars Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Jack Carson, Betty Field, Lloyd Nolan, and Elia Kazan.


Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

This is an interesting film, but my opinion of it wavers. The music is great, and the rather grim depiction of a small combo making a living on the road is intriguing. Some of the performances are very good, Lane's, and especially Jack Carson, who whether playing a heavy, a nice guy, or a man vascillating between the two always has such great screen presence. Kazan's scenery chewing is a bit off putting, and I sometimes wonder where the film is going. Some of the diologue is as clunky as 12 miles of bad road. But it's a fascinating movie, and because I don't think it's that well-known I'm surprised it's making it to DVD.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I agree with you, Jacqueline, it's a good movie that could have been a great movie, with enough plot for three films (I would have excised the Betty Field character and the Whorf breakdown and focused more on Lane-Carson-Whorf), but I find it fascinating because it's so very different. And I looove the title song. :) I was very surprised and happy that it is coming to DVD!

Best wishes,

8:15 AM  

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