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Old 22nd July 2022, 07:34 PM
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'Murder By Contract' (1958) - Standard edition Blu Ray pre-order available at PowerHouse Films direct - £9:99

Release date: October 24

"Starring Vince Edwards (City of Fear) and Herschel Bernardi (The Front), Murder by Contract is a bleak investigation into the mind of a professional killer.

Tasked with murdering a witness in a criminal trial, contract killer Claude has second thoughts when the target turns out to be a woman... because women cost double. Killing is just a business to Claude, but when he tries to quit, the hunter become the hunted.

The once-blacklisted writer-director team of Ben Maddow (Framed) and Irving Lerner (City of Fear) bring you this stylish, minimalist, and eccentric film noir, beautifully photographed by Lucien Ballard (Bullfighter and the Lady, The Wild Bunch), and championed by Martin Scorsese who has described it as one of his biggest influences."


Special Features
  • High Definition presentation
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film critic and writer Farran Smith Nehme (2021)
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2014, 5 mins)
  • Swedes in America (1943, 18 mins): Irving Lernerís Oscar-nominated short film, presented by Ingrid Bergman, detailing the influence of Swedish immigrants on the United States
  • Violence Is the Word for Curly (1938, 18 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges, which provided an early cinematography credit for Murder by Contractís prolific director of photography, Lucien Ballard
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Larry Karaszewski trailer commentary (2020, 3 mins): short critical appreciation
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Extras subject to change

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