Blu-ray, DVD Release: Gilda

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 19, 2015
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion


“Gilda, are you decent?” Rita Hayworth (Tonight and Every Night) tosses her hair back and slyly responds, “Me?” in one of the great star entrances in movie history.

gilda9_optThe 1946 film noir crime drama Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor (Cover Girl), features a sultry Hayworth in her most iconic role, as the much-lusted-after wife of a criminal kingpin (Paths of Glory’s George Macready), as well as the former flame of his bitter henchman (3:10 to Yuma’s Glenn Ford), and she drives them both mad with desire and jealousy. An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs.

Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions of Gilda contain the following:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary from 2010 by film critic Richard Schickel
    • New interview with film noir historian Eddie Muller
    • Appreciation of Gilda from 2010 featuring filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann
    • Rita Hayworth: The Columbia Lady, a 2000 featurette on Hayworth’s career as an actor and dancer
    • Trailer
    • An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley
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