Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Black Marble

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 6, 2021
Price: DVD $9.99, Blu-ray $16.59
Studio: Kino Lorber

The quirky 1980 law enforcement-flavored comedy-drama The Black Marble is directed by Harold Becker (The Boost) from a screenplay by Joseph Wambaugh (The Choirboys, The Onion Field) based on his best-selling novel.

Sergeant A.M. Valnikov (Robert Foxworth, Prophecy) is a hard-drinking homicide detective transferred to Hollywood’s robbery division. His new partner Natalie Zimmerman (Paula Prentiss, The Parallax View) is a hard-nosed divorcee with no patience for burnt-out cops. And “Terrier King” Philo Skinner (Harry Dean Stanton, Pretty in Pink) is a desperate dog groomer who has kidnapped a champion schnauzer for $84,000 in ransom. Together they will track this case through a town of tarnished dreams where crime is never perfect, love is often blind and some people always seem to pick The Black Marble.

Co-starring Barbara Babcock (Chosen Survivors) and Judy Landers (TV’s Vegas), the film’s memorable score is by legendary composer Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia).

Features include the following:

-4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
-Audio Commentary by Director Harold Becker
-Theatrical Trailer

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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.