I wonder if you wonder?

August 15, 2006 at 5:46 am | Posted in Film Noir, Movies | 2 Comments

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I’ve been wondering for quite a while when Double Indemnity was going to get reissued on DVD. It’s been out of print in the States for years. Universal has finally gotten the rights straightened out, and will be releasing it on 22 August. If you like film noir, you already know all about this one. It’s got Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, hard boiled dialog, femme fatal, and style oozing out everywhere. In my book, it ranks up there with the Big Sleep, and Chinatown.

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  1. is it a good as Rope? I guess that’s not film noir.

  2. […] Bogie & Bacall at the Grand Illusion Cinema I suppose I’m a little late writing about this, but the Grand Illusion Cinema over in the University District is showing all four of the films Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Last week they kicked it off with To Have and To Have Not, the first film they did together. They are showing one film a week, and this week’s film is the Big Sleep. It’s up their with Double Indemnity as the best of the Film Noir Genre. How often do you get a chance to see an old classic in an actual movie theatre? I’m gonna really try and get over there to see this on the silver screen. Dark Passage and Key Largo will be shown over the next couple of weeks, but the Big Sleep is the best of the four! […]


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