Movie noirs from the 40s and 50 s are being gathered together on the Blu-ray for the first time in terrific-looking boxsets – details here.

If you’ve been following the excellent work of disc label Indicator, you may already be familiar with the outstanding Columbia Noir boxsets it’s been putting together on Blu-ray. We’re adding news of the latest to this existing post, just in case you’re not aware of the previous releases – you can find the stories about those below.

Right now, we’ve got news of Columbia Noir #3, a third boxset in the series that’s coming with six Blu-ray premieres contained within it.

The films this time will be Johnny O’Clock, The Dark Past, Convicted, Between Midnight And Dawn, The Sniper and City Of Fear. These date from the 1940s and 1950sm and each will come with an abundance of extra features. The whole package also comes with a 120 page book.

These sets are limited editions, and to our knowledge there are no plans to release the movies contained within them individually.

The set is due on May 17th, and you can preorder it (and find out more information) right here.

Here’s the box art…

 

Here are details of the previous releases, from our earlier news posts….

Now this looks like a physical media treat. Powerhouse Films has gathered together two boxes of  six films that have never had a Blu-ray release in the UK before, for a special boxset of noir movies.

Entitled Columbia Noir #1, the set brings together Escape In The Fog (1945), The Undercover Man (1949), Drive A Crooked Road (1954), 5 Against The House (1955), The Garment Jungle (1957) and The Lineup (1958). Two of these have never been available on Blu-ray anywhere on the planet, too.

They’ll be presented in a limited edition boxset, that as well as the films themselves includes a 120 page book. The production run is limited to 6000 units, and each of the Blu-rays comes with a bunch of special features too. It really looks like a flat-out treat for classic film lovers.

It’s on sale from November 30th, and you can find more information – and preorder – by following this link.

And we also now have details of Columbia Noir #2 as well.

Volume #2 will be with us on February 15th 2021, and that’s set to include Framed, 711 Ocean Drive, The Mob, Affair In Trinidad, Tight Spot and Murder By Contract. We await more details of that one, but you can find out a little more and pre-order it here.

We’ll leave you with the boxart for Volume #2…

 

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