Gilda 1946 Criterion Collection
Glenn Ford is Johnny Farrell, a petty gambler who makes ends meet by separating fools from their money on the dark and dirty streets of Buenos Aires. It is there that someone tries to kill Johnny, but the wealthy loner Ballin Mundsen (George Macready, Paths of Glory, Vera Cruz) saves his life and then hires him to manage his casino.
Soon after Johnny gets comfortable working in the casino, Ballin shows him his latest acquisition – the stunningly beautiful Gilda (Rita Hayworth, The Lady from Shanghai), who knows how to seduce men with deep pockets. What Ballin does not know is that Johnny and Gilda have a long history together.
Eventually Ballin realizes that Gilda might have had a plan when she agreed to marry him, but he has little time to question her because two German businessmen arrive in the casino and create a lot of tension after they demand that he signs some important documents. A local government agent (Joseph Calleia, Touch of Evil, Captain Carey, U.S.A.) further complicates things when he approaches Johnny and reveals to him that his boss' interests extend far beyond his gambling business.

Director: Charles Vidor
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller

Extras:

Audio Commentary - in this audio commentary, film critic Richard Schickel discusses the plot of Gilda, the relationships between the main characters and some of the obvious and not so obvious sexual overtones, interesting details from Rita Hayworth's career, etc. The commentary was recorded for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2010. In English, not subtitled. (3 min, 1080p).

Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann - acclaimed directors Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) discuss the unique qualities of Gilda and Rita Hayworth's legendary performance. The featurette was produced in 2010. In English, not subtitled. (17 min, 1080p).

Hollywood and the Stars: "The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth" - this episode of the 1964 television series Hollywood and the Stars takes a closer look at the life and legacy of one of Hollywood's greatest stars, Rita Hayworth. The featurette is narrated by Joseph Cotten (The Third Man, Citizen Kane). In English, not subtitled. (26 min, 1080p).

Eddie Muller - in this brand new video interview, film noir historian Eddie Muller discusses the subversive nature of Gilda, the unusual relationship between Johnny Farrell and his employer as well as the elusive gay subtexts in the film, the creative environment in Hollywood at the time when the film was made, the different motivations driving the main characters, etc. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in 2015. In English, not subtitled. (23 min, 1080p).

Trailer - original trailer for Gilda. In English, not subtitled. (3 min, 1080p).

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:50:14 | 7.68 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Download Gilda (1946) DVD9 Criterion Collection:

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BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:50:23 | 43.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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