Blu-ray, DVD Release: In a Lonely Place

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Criterion


The emotionally charged 1950 drama-mystery In a Lonely Placefreely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances.

in-a-lonely-place-stillWhen a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (The Big Heat’s Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past.

An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray (Johnny Guitar, Bigger Than Life)

Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions of the classic movie include the following:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Dana Polan
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself,a 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, slightly condensed for this release
  • New interview with biographer Vincent Curcio about actor Gloria Grahame
  • Piece from 2002 featuring filmmaker Curtis Hanson
  • Radio adaptation from 1948 of the original Dorothy B. Hughes novel, broadcast on the program Suspense
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
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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.