MHM Mart

Nightmare Alley (1947) Getting a Criterion Release

Nightmare Alley (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

$39.95
$29.49
 in stock
Amazon.com
as of March 5, 2021 5:42 am

Features

Release Date2021-05-25T00:00:01Z
FormatBlu-ray

The Criterion Collection releases Nightmare Alley to Blu-ray on May 25, 2021. Edmund Goulding directed the film starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, and Coleen Gray.

‘Nightmare Alley’ Criterion Synopsis

Darkness lurks behind the bright lights of a traveling carnival in one of the most haunting and perverse film noirs of the 1940s. Adapted from the scandalous best seller by William Lindsay Gresham, Nightmare Alley gave Tyrone Power a chance to subvert his matinee-idol image with a ruthless performance as Stan Carlisle, a small-time carny whose unctuous charm propels him to fame as a charlatan spiritualist, but whose unchecked ambition leads him down a path of moral degradation and self-destruction. Although its strange, sordid atmosphere shocked contemporary audiences, this long difficult-to-see reflection of postwar angst has now taken its place as one of the defining noirs of its era—a fate-fueled downward slide into existential oblivion.

Read the full summary, and listen to our film review.

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • New interview with performer and historian Todd Robbins
  • Interview from 2007 with actor Coleen Gray
  • Audio excerpt of a 1971 interview with Henry King in which the filmmaker discusses actor Tyrone Power
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic and screenwriter Kim Morgan

New cover by Ricardo Diseño

Disclaimer: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. This means when you click a link and purchase an item, Movie House Memories may receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. This bit of compensation helps keep content on our site free of charge to its readers. Advertisers and Affiliate Partnerships do not influence our content. See our Terms of Use about the inclusion of affiliate links on this site for more information.

Rate the Film!

Our Rating

Our Rating

Twentieth Century Fox released Nightmare Alley to theaters on October 28, 1947. Edmund Goulding directed the film starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, and Coleen Gray.

User Rating: 4.3 ( 1 votes)
Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker