Devil in a Blue Dress (Blu-ray)

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Studio Criterion Collection
Format Blu-ray
Genre Thriller
Cast Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle
Original Language English
Number of Discs 1
Street Date July 19th , 2022
Runtime (in Minutes) 101
The bone-deep disillusionment of postwar film noir becomes a powerful vehicle to explore America’s racial injustices in Carl Franklin’s richly atmospheric Devil in a Blue Dress, an adaptation of the hard-boiled novel by Walter Mosley. Denzel Washington has charisma to burn as the jobless ex-GI Easy Rawlins, who sees a chance to make some quick cash when he’s recruited to find the missing lover (Jennifer Beals) of a wealthy mayoral candidate in late-1940s Los Angeles—only to find himself embroiled in murder, political intrigue, and a scandal that crosses the treacherous color lines of a segregated society. Featuring breakout work by Don Cheadle as Rawlins’s cheerfully trigger-happy sidekick, this stylish mystery both channels and subverts classic noir tropes as it exposes the bitter racial realities underlying the American dream.

• New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Carl Franklin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
• Audio commentary featuring Franklin
• New conversation between Franklin and actor Don Cheadle
• New conversation between Walter Mosley, author of the novel on which the film is based, and novelist Attica Locke
• On-stage conversation between Franklin and film historian Eddie Muller, recorded at the 2018 Noir City Film Festival in Chicago
• Screen test for Cheadle
• Trailer
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• PLUS: An essay by critic Julian Kimble
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