UK Nightmare Alley (1947) (Blu-ray + DVD) (Signal One Entertainment) [UK]

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Release date: January 17, 2022
Purchase links: Signal One - Amazon UK
Price: £17.99 (Signal) - £14.99 (Amazon)

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One of the darkest and most startling films ever to come out of golden-era Hollywood, based on a novel that many thought unfilmable at a time when the Production Code held sway, NIGHTMARE ALLEY is set in the gritty yet surreal world of a travelling carnival, whose eccentric inhabitants serve up bizarre illusions to a grateful and gullible public.

Tyrone Power’s ruthless schemer, Stanton Carlisle, was his favorite of all his roles, and no wonder: it stretched him like nothing before or since as Carlisle rises from raffish carnival barker to national mind-reading sensation in partnership with his beautiful wife Molly (Coleen Gray), before an equally precipitous fall at the hands of a duplicitous psychologist (Helen Walker) and his own all too human frailties. Director Edmund Goulding (DARK VICTORY) conjures a spellbinding atmosphere out of some of the weirdest material ever to be tackled by a major studio.

Special Features:
  • High-Definition Transfer
  • UK Blu-ray™ premiere
  • Audio Commentary with writer and Anthologist Johnny Mains and Film Expert Michael Brooke
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver
  • Trailer
  • Original Mono Audio
  • Still Gallery
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
 
Jun 18, 2016
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Maybe for streaming in the future or to milk consumers before they release the disc upgrade, I dunno. This Signal One release was rumoured for a long time and now its to late for the show with the Criterion version out there. I would still recommend picking this up if you only have a region b player.