BLU RELEASES: Joseph H. Lewis’ Noir classic GUN CRAZY
One of the essential noir films of the 50s, Joseph H. Lewis’ GUN CRAZY will be released on Blu Ray this Spring from Warner Archive.
Synopsis: When gun fancier Bart Tare sees Annie Laurie Starr’s sideshow sharpshooting act, he’s a dead-bang goner. He and she go together, as Bart ultimately says, “like guns and ammunition.”The two become bank robbers on the run, eluding roadblocks and roaring into movie history as one of the benchmark film-noir works. Joseph H. Lewis directs this ferocious thriller, selected for the National Film Registry and often cited as a forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde. Peggy Cummins and John Dall star, meeting in a sexually charged carny shooting contest and soon driven by impulses of violence and arousal they don’t fully understand. They’re young, foolish, doomed – and point blank in Gun Crazy’s unforgiving sights.
Special Features and Technical Specs: BRAND NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM prepared in 2018 • Audio Commentary by Author/Film-Noir Specialist Glenn Erickson • Feature Length Documentary: “Film-Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light” (2006) • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature