Blu-ray Release: The Valachi Papers

Blu-ray Release Date: June  13, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Adapted from Peter Maas’ best-seller, the 1972 crime drama The Valachi Papers tells the true story of Mafia informant Joseph Valachi, superbly incarnated here by Charles Bronson (Murphy’s Law, The Mechanic).

A low-level gangster associated with the Genovese crime family, Valachi moves from punk to full-fledged gangster over the course of the brutal narrative, handsomely directed by Terence Young. Also starring the great Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass), and Joseph Wiseman (Bye Bye Braverman), and featuring an effective score from Riz Ortolani (The Glory Guys).

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition features a partial isolated music track as a bonus feature.

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.