Blu-ray Release: Man Hunt

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Man Hunt movie scene

Hitler gets lined up in a hunter's sights in Man Hunt.

Director Fritz Lang’s (Secret Beyond the Door) masterful 1941 film Man Hunt, which makes its Blu-ray debut with this Twilight Time release, was made before the United States had entered World War II. That said, it’s an unabashed call to arms disguised as an expressionistic film noir thriller.

The movie opens with a bang—or lack thereof—as celebrated hunter Alan Thorndike (Walter Pidgeon) draws a “sporting” bead on none other than Adolf Hitler, and promptly finds himself arrested by the Gestapo, led by the sinister Quive-Smith (George Sanders, All About Eve). When Thorndike escapes, the hunter becomes the hunted: pursued through London’s back alleys and subterranean byways by a gang of ruthless Nazis, with only a love-struck girl of the streets (Joan Bennett, Scarlet Street) to help him.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

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.