Screen Archives has a new 3D Blu-ray up for pre-order “Man in the Dark”, limited to 3,000 copies. It probably will not last too long – the Twilight Time series has taken off in popularity with titles such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Sexy Beast”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and a ton of other classic film releases – all limited to 3,000 copies each.
From Screen Archives:
“A rescued gem…a black-and-white thriller…the 3-D flick that most exploits the short-lived medium.” —The Village Voice
“Highly effective…thematically working through the protagonists’s mood of paranoia and fatalism to his regaining of self-control…the stereoscopic imagery underscores this narrative progression.” —Ray Zone, 3-D Film Noir of the 1950s
The first 3-D motion picture produced by a major studio, Man in the Dark (1953) is a classic film noir, complete with tough-guy protagonist (Edmond O’Brien), heart-of-gold moll (Audrey Totter), and plenty of underworld action—but with handsome stereoscopic imagery directed by the prolific Lew Landers (The Raven). Focusing on a thug who undergoes brain surgery to eliminate his criminal tendencies, the film utilizes spectacular 3-D effects to simulate the newly decent hero’s disorientation as he tries to remember his life of crime, even as he is pursued by former cohorts who want in on the spoils of his latest robbery.