Columbia Noir #4 (Blu-ray Limited Edition) (Powerhouse Films) [UK]

Jun 18, 2016
Release date: September 20, 2021
Purchase links: Powerhouse Films - Amazon UK - Zavvi
Price: £49.99 (Powerhouse Films) - £50.00 (Amazon) - £69.99 (Zavvi)
Notes: Limited to 6000

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WALK A CROOKED MILE (Gordon Douglas, 1948)
WALK EAST ON BEACON! (Alfred Werker, 1952)
PUSHOVER (Richard Quine, 1954)
A BULLET IS WAITING (John Farrow, 1954)
CHICAGO SYNDICATE (Fred F Sears, 1955)
THE BROTHERS RICO (Phil Karlson, 1957)

Release date: 20 September 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (World Blu-ray premieres)

Indicator’s ongoing series of Columbia Noir box sets returns with its fourth instalment, once again delving into the studio’s archives to select six films which plunge the viewer into a dark world of crime. Featuring Kim Novak, Fred MacMurray, Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Abbe Lane, Louis Hayward, and Richard Conte – not to mention gangsters, G-men, foreign spies, criminals on the run, and corrupt cops – Columbia Noir #4 continues the series in fine style.

Presenting all six films on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, this stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries and critical appreciations, archival documentaries, six Three Stooges comedy shorts which lampoon the tropes and themes of the titles in the set, and a 120-page book. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.


  • High Definition remasters of all six films
  • Original mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary on Walk East on Beacon! with In a Lonely Street author Frank Krutnik (2021)
  • Audio commentary on Pushover with film historians Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson (2021)
  • Audio commentary on Chicago Syndicate with film historian Toby Roan (2021)
  • Audio commentary on The Brothers Rico with professor and film scholar Jason A Ney (2021)
  • Introduction to The Brothers Rico by Martin Scorsese (2010)
  • Glenn Kenny on Richard Quine (2021): the author and critic examines the eclectic career of the director of Pushover
  • Josephine Botting on Jean Simmons (2021): the film historian discusses the early American career of the British actor
  • G-Men Combat Saboteurs (1941) and G-Men at War (1942): two March of Time documentaries produced by Louis De Rochemont (Walk East on Beacon!), focusing on the FBI’s efforts to apprehend spies and fifth columnists
  • Routine Job: A Story of Scotland Yard (1946): short film examining the day-to-day work of the Scotland Yard detective, much like the one in Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Policeman’s Holiday (1949): short film in which an American detective comes to England to assist Scotland Yard, echoing but reversing the plot of Walk a Crooked Mile
  • Six comedy shorts starring the Three Stooges, each lampooning the tropes and themes of the films in this set: From Nurse to Worse (1940), The Yoke’s on Me (1944), Dunked in the Deep (1949), Blunder Boys (1955), Commotion in the Ocean (1956), and A Merry Mix-Up (1957)
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with new essays by Beth Ann Gallagher, Bob Herzberg, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Omar Ahmed, Jen Johans, and Monica Castillo, archival articles and interviews, and film credits
  • World premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units
All extras subject to change

BBFC cert: 12

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