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

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, [2008]


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 GDL Grandview Library DVD    TOU    Available
Edition 50th anniversary ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (1 hr., 36 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (58 p.) in envelope.
Note Originally released 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.
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; preview version feature commentary, with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, restoration producer Rick Schmidlin and film historians; restored version feature commentary, with Rick Schmidlin; theatrical version feature commentary, with writer/filmmaker F.X. Feeney; booklet contains a reproduction of Orson Welles' 58-page memo to Universal after viewing the studio's rough cut of the film.
Contents Disc 1. Restored version (1 hr., 51 min.) -- Disc 2. Theatrical version (1 hr., 36 min.); preview version (1 hr., 49 min.).
Credits Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editors, Virgil Vogel, Aaron Stell ; music, Henry Mancini.
Cast 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.
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.
Audience Theatrical and preview versionn not rated by the MPAA ; restored version MPPA rating: PG-13.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamphoric widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language English dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Police corruption -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Drug enforcement agents -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
Asesinato -- Investigaciones (Pesquisas) -- Teatro.
Corrupción policiaca -- Teatro.
Narcóticos -- Agentes de la ley -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
Zugsmith, Albert.
Heston, Charlton.
Leigh, Janet.
Calleia, Joseph, 1897-1975.
Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972.
Moore, Joanna, d. 1997.
Collins, Ray, 1889-1965.
Weaver, Dennis. 1924-2006
De Vargas, Valentin.
Mills, Mort, 1919-1993.
Dietrich, Marlene.
Gábor, Zsa Zsa.
Masterson, Whit. Badge of evil.
Universal-International (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Bringing evil to life.
Standard No. 025195027809
Music No. 61103474 Universal

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