Double Indemnity (1944, 1973) DVD9 + DVD5
There are certain movies that go beyond the normal, ever beyond the status of classic. Films such as this hold a place in the pantheon of cinema no matter how many decades past since they where first seen. One such film is without any doubt Double Indemnity. While many may see this as just one of thousands of crime thrillers is is so much more. It defines the genre film noir like few films could. It is a masterpiece of lighting, direction, acting and writing. The story is based on the1936 novel ‘Three of a Kind‘ by James M. Cain and adapted for the screen by no less luminaries as Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler.

Unsuspecting Mr. Dietrichson becomes increasingly accident prone after his icily calculating wife encourages him to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by a smooth-talking insurance agent. Against a backdrop of distinctly California settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect on the insurance. Perfect until a claims manager gets a familiar feeling of foul play and pursues the matter relentlessly . Tension soars as the would-be lovers find themselves plotting against each other.

DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:47:32
7.66 Gb + 4.25 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Espanol
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Director: Billy Wilder, Jack Smight (TV)
Actors: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Richard Crenna (TV), Lee J. Cobb (TV), Samantha Eggar (TV)

Special Features:
• Introduction by Robert Osborne (2:30)
• "Shadows of Suspense" documentary (37:53)
• Audio Commentary from Film Historian Richard Schickel
• Audio Commentary with Film Historian / Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and Film Historian Nick Redman
• Double Indemnity TV Movie (Remake, 1973, 75 mins.)
• Theatrical Trailer

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