Blu-ray, DVD Release: Two Men in Town

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 10, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.98
Studio: Cohen Media


The 1973 hard-boiled crime drama Two Men in Town starring Alain Delon (Scorpio) and  Jean Gabin ( Remorques) returns in a new 4K restoration.

Alain Delon and Jean Gabin in Two Men

Alain Delon and Jean Gabin in Two Men

In this semi-autobiographical film, director and co-writer José Giovanni presents a scathing indictment of the death penalty. When ex-safe cracker Gino (Delon) is released from prison thanks to the aid of social worker and prison reformer Germaine (Gabin), he finds that his attempts to go straight are made more difficult by a suspicious and vengeful chief inspector of police, as well as his former gang who hope to lure him back into a life of crime.

The last of three collaborations between Gabin and Delon, Two Men was remade in 2014 with the stars Forest Whitaker (Southpaw) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano). Unlike the original, it was poorly received, with A.O. Scott of The New York Times says that “Two Men in Town never seems to fully inhabit its setting. Nor does the schematic, occasionally clumsy story do justice to the skills of the cast.”

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.