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Two Film Classics DOUBLE INDEMNITY and TOUCH OF EVIL Out on Blu-ray Today

A pair of groundbreaking movies directed by two of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Billy Wilder and Orson Welles, come to Blu-ray for The First Time ever when Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil premiere in Limited Edition with Exclusive Collectibles including lobby cards, poster reproductions and a rare still of a never-before-seen alternate ending for Double Indemnity today, April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. These digitally re-mastered versions of the film noir classics have been fully restored from 35mm original film elements and will have their world premiere at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, April 11th at the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax prior to their Blu-ray debut.

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Double Indemnity
Celebrating the 70 th anniversary of its theatrical premiere, Double Indemnity stars Fred MacMurray (The Caine Mutiny, The Apartment) and Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve) in a suspenseful tale of lust, betrayal and murder, directed by Academy Award winner Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard). Written by Raymond Chandler, this intrigue-filled tale of a double-dealing dame and her murderous lover was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Limited Edition Blu-ray comes with lobby cards, poster reproductions and a rare alternate ending still in an archival envelope.Bonus features include:

  • Special Introduction by TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne
  • Shadows of SuspensePlunges viewers into the world of 1940s Hollywood with a revealing look at a movie masterpiece
  • Double IndemnityThe 1973 made-for-television remake starring Richard Crenna and Samantha Eggar
  • Feature Commentary with film historian Richard Schickel
  • Feature Commentary with film historian and screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman
  • Theatrical Trailer

Touch of Evil
Orson Welles' (Citizen Kane) moody masterpiece Touch of Evil finds Charlton Heston (The Ten Commandments), Janet Leigh (Psycho) and Welles himself tangled in a web of murder, kidnapping and police corruption along the Mexican border. The Limited Edition Blu-ray contains three versions of the film, including the original 1958 theatrical release, a rarely-seen preview version that was rediscovered in 1976 and the definitive 1998 cut, reconstructed according to Welles' original vision using his detailed 58-page memo to the studio. Also included is a reproduction of the legendary memo, as well as the following bonus features:

  • Bringing Evil to LifeA retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, crew members and film historians
  • Evil Lost and FoundA behind-the-scenes look at the reconstruction of Touch of Evil and the three versions of the film
  • Four Feature Commentaries including one from Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh


Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in the gripping film noir classic Double Indemnity, directed by Academy Award -winner Billy Wilder. A calculating wife (Stanwyck) encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double-indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff (MacMurray). As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager (Edward G. Robinson). It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this suspenseful masterpiece that was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Screenplay By: Raymond Chandler
Based on the Book By: James M. Cain
Produced By: Joseph Sistrom
Director of Photography: John Seitz
Costume Designer: Edith Head
Music By: Miklos Rosza

Street Date: April 15, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61120920 (US); 61131759 (CAN)
Running Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: N/A
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (English), DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono (Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French


Directed by Orson Welles, Touch of Evil is a film noir masterpiece with a Hollywood backstory as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. All three versions of the film included in the Limited Editionthe Preview version, the Theatrical version and the Reconstructed version based on Orson Welles' original visionprove that Touch of Evil is "a stylistic masterpiece!" (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide) that stands the test of time.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Marlene Deitrich, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By: Orson Welles
Screenplay By: Orson Welles
Based on the Novel Badge of Evil By: Whit Masterson
Produced By: Albert Zugsmith
Director of Photography: Russell Metty
Edited By: Walter Murch (1998 version), Aaron Stell, Virgil Vogel
Costume Designer: Bill Thomas
Music By: Henry Mancini

Street Date: April 15, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61131768 (US); 61131760 (CAN)
Running Time: 1 Hour 51 Minutes/1 Hour 36 Minutes/ 1 Hour 49 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: PG 13 for some violence and drug content/ Not Rated
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (English)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French

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