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New on Disc: 'In a Lonely Place' and more …

9 May, 2016 By: Mike Clark

In a Lonely Place

Street 5/10/16
Criterion, Drama, $29.95 DVD, $39.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy.
As an artful hybrid of film noir and what used to be called the “woman’s picture,” this now revered movie of Dorothy P. Hughes’s same-titled but much altered novel is regarded by a few as Humphrey Bogart’s big-screen apogee, though it has to be said that co-star Gloria Grahame fights him to a draw here in the acting department.
Extras: There’s a commentary by film scholar Dana Polan, an essay by Imogen Sara Smith; a 1948 radio adaptation of the Hughes novel that aired on “Suspense”; an interview with Grahame biographer Vincent Cursio about her (euphemistically speaking) colorful life; and a featurette, carried over from the old Sony DVD, in which director Curtis Hanson visits some of the original settings.  There’s also a slightly pruned version of the famous but relatively little-seen I’m a Stranger Here Myself, which mostly chronicles director Nicholas Ray’s tenure as a faculty member at Binghamton University in upstate New York.
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In the French Style (Blu-ray)

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Drama, $29.95 Blu-ray, ‘R.’
Stars Jean Seberg, Stanley Baker, Philippe Forquet.
Either co-creators Irwin Shaw and director Robert Parrish were going for ambiguity with In the French Style, or they didn’t quite know what they were doing.
Extras: Includes a commentary by Nick Redman, Julie Kirgo and Lem Dobbs.
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