Blu-ray Release: Devil in a Blue Dress

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 13, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Denzel Washington (Flight) portrays private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins in the 1995 crime mystery Devil in a Blue Dress, based on the book by prodigious 63-year-old novelist/playwright Walter Mosley.

Denzel Washington in Devil with a Blue Dress

Denzel Washington in Devil with a Blue Dress

A Los Angeles-based African-American detective and World War II veteran who turns shamus to make ends meet after being laid off from his aircraft manufacturing job, the steady and determined Rawlins searches a missing woman whose love life has plunged her into a cesspool of blackmail. He’s assisted by the funny and frightening Mouse (Don Cheadle, The Guard), a triggerman thug who manages to rescue Easy from some tough scrapes even while leaving death in his wake.

Directed and adapted for the screen by Carl Franklin (One False Move), the film also features appearances by Jennifer Beals (Queen To Play), Tom Sizemore (Red Planet) and Maury Chaykin (Dances with Wolves).

Twilight Time’s hi-def Blu-ray serves up Elmer Bernstein’s (To Kill a Mockingbird) luscious score with an isolated track, and also features an audio commentary with filmmaker Franklin.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each movie title, be sure to keep on the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives for the Sept. 30 prebook date!

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.