Private Property 1960
This 1960 picture, long considered lost, and newly restored courtesy of the bold indie distributor Cinelicious Pics, is an incredibly tense psychosexual thriller that teeters on the edge of morbidity before its galvanic climax. Seen today, it’s also a fascinating melange of cinematic semiotics.

Set in Los Angeles, the film encounters two Beatnik-drifters named Duke (Corey Allen) and Boots (Warren Oates) as the two traverse the Pacific coast with little money in search of opportunity any way they can get it. They fondly recall past sins of robbery and rape in very ambiguous detail, but after harassing the owner of a local service station, Duke makes a pact to Boots that he will allow him to have "his turn" with the next woman they meet.

That woman turns out to be the attractive, wealthy housewife Ann Carlyle (Kate Manx), who spends most of her days cooped up inside the mansion in which her and her husband live. Duke and Boots hitch a ride in pursuit of the woman to her home, where she suntans when Boots approaches her after the two snoop around her house. In effort to make his time feel well spent, Duke searches the house for belongings and jewelry that could be sold or pawned for cash while Boots' facetious attempts at courtship slowly manifest into genuine interest and lust for Ann. Ann is too smitten by attention and conversation to see his or his pal's obvious manipulative intentions; she's just amazed she finally has someone to talk to after what appears to be years of loneliness.

Director: Leslie Stevens
Cast: Kate Manx, Corey Allen, Warren Oates, Jerome Cowan
Country: USA
Genre: Crime, Drama

BD25 + DVD5 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:20:17 | 22.7 Gb + 4.32 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Interview with Alexander Singer - in this new video interview, Alexander Singer, still photographer and technical consultant for Private Property, recalls how he became involved with the project, and discusses its visual style (with some excellent comments about the 'softening effects' that were used in the film), Corey Allen and Warren Oates' performances (and the homoerotic overtones in their relationship), Ted McCord's work and some setbacks from his personal life, etc. The interview was conducted exclusively for Cinelicious Pics in 2016. In English, not subtitled. (18 min, 1080p).
Trailer - original restored trailer for Private Property. In English, not subtitled. (2 min, 1080p).