Blu-ray Release: The Boston Strangler

Blu-ray Release Date: November 15, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place) directs the 1968 crime drama The Boston Strangler, an adaptation of Gerold Frank’s book.

Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda in The Boston Strangler

Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda in The Boston Strangler

The film is based on the real-life case of the eponymous “Boston Strangler,” a serial killer who terrorized Boston, murdering many women, and defying the efforts of a special division headed by John S. Bottomly (Henry Fonda, Drums Along the Mohawk) to catch him. Then the police zero in on Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis, The Vikings), a “normal” family man who may be suffering from a split personality.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray release of the R-rated movie contains the following special features:
-Isolated Music & Effects Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros
-Split-Screen Personality – William Friedkin on Richard Fleischer’s The Boston Strangler
-Real Killer, Fake Nose
-AMC Backstory: The Boston Strangler
-Fox Movietone Newsreel
-Original Theatrical Trailers

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

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.