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Title Touch of evil / Universal International ; screenplay by Orson Welles ; produced by Albert Zugsmith ; directed by Orson Welles.

Published Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]


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 UniM Southbank DVD  577  discs  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  577  booklet  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Uniform title Touch of evil (Motion picture)
Edition 50th anniversary ed.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (161 minutes) : sound, black and white and colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (58 pages) in envelope
Credits Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editors, Virgil Vogel, Aaron Stell ; music, Henry Mancini.
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Includes 3 versions of the film: restored version, 1998 cut restored to Welles' vision based on a memo to the studio; theatrical version, original version seen by audiences in 1958; preview version, created prior to the theatrical version and incorporating some of Orson Welles' requests.
Based on the novel "Badge of evil" by Whit Masterson.
Contents Disc 1. Restored version (1 hr., 51 min.) -- Disc 2. Theatrical version (1 hr., 36 min.); preview version (1 hr., 49 min.).
Notes Bonus Materials: Bringing evil to life, retrospective documentary on the production of the film including interviews with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, crew members and film historians; Evil lost and found, behind-the-scenes of the restoration; restored version feature commentary, with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, restoration producer Rick Schmidlin; restored version feature commentary, with Rick Schmidlin; theatrical version feature commentary, with writer/filmmaker F.X. Feeney; preview version feature commentary with Orson Welles historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore; booklet contains a reproduction of Orson Welles' 58-page memo to Universal after viewing the studio's rough cut of the film.
Performers Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin De Vargas, Mort Mills, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Audience Theatrical and preview version: Not rated ; restored version PG-13.
Summary A narcotics officer and a corrupt cop are involved in a murder investigation in a small border town. See all three versions of the film: the theatrical version, the preview version, and the restored version. Features include commentaries and featurettes.
System notes DVD in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio presentation ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language notes English dialogue with English, Spanish or French subtitles; Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Other author Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
Zugsmith, Albert.
Heston, Charlton.
Leigh, Janet.
Calleia, Joseph, 1897-1975.
Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972.
Moore, Joanna, -1997.
Collins, Ray, 1889-1965.
Weaver, Dennis, 1924-2006.
De Vargas, Valentin.
Mills, Mort, 1919-1993.
Dietrich, Marlene.
Gabor, Zsa Zsa, 1917-2016.
Masterson, Whit. Badge of evil.
Universal-International (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Police corruption -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Drug enforcement agents -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Film noir.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other title Bringing evil to life.
Standard Number 025195027809
Publisher Number 61103474 Universal Studios Home Entertainment