Blu-ray Release: Black Widow (1954)

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 16, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Nunnally Johnson (The World of Henry Orient) wrote and directed the 1954 film noir drama Black Widow.

The film concerns a group of sophisticated theater-world New Yorkers caught up in the scheming plans of an ambitious young woman (Peggy Ann Garner, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Among her victims are the good (Van Heflin, Gene Tierney) and the bad (Ginger Rogers, Reginald Gardner), all being investigated by a tough NYPD officer (George Raft, Skidoo) after the malicious, mischievous cat among the pigeons turns up dead.

Black Widow is highlighted by its wide CinemaScope image and a lush Leigh Harline score, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

Here are the balance of the bonus features:

-Audio Commentary with Film Historian Alan K. Rode
-Ginger Rogers at Twentieth Century Fox
-Gene Tierney: Final Curtain for a Noir Icon
-Original Theatrical Trailer

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.