Fate Drew Them Together, Only Murder Could Part Them - 1946 Film Noir Classic Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas in his film debut.
Film Chest Proudly Presents on HD Cinema Classics Label
Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Fate Drew Them Together Only Murder Could Part Them
1946 Film Noir Classic Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott &
Kirk Douglas (In His Film Debut), Wooing a DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 29th
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. April 25, 2012 For Immediate Release A young girl yearns for freedom and love, but is trapped into an adulthood wrought with obligation and guilt in Strange Love of Martha Ivers, available in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack May 29 from Film Chest on the HD Cinema Classics label.
STARRING: Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity, Dial M for Murder, TVs The Big Valley), Kirk Douglas in his film debut (Spartacus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), Van Heflin (Shane, 3:10 to Yuma), Lizabeth Scott (Dead Reckoning, Too Late for Tears), Judith Anderson (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Ten Commandments), Janis Wilson (Watch on the Rhine, The Creeper), Darryl Hickman, (Network, The Grapes of Wrath), Mickey Kuhn (A Streetcar Named Desire, Gone With the Wind) and Roman Bohnen (The Best Years of Our Lives).
Desperate to escape her wealthy, domineering aunt (Anderson), young Martha (Wilson) plans to run away with her boyfriend, Sam (Hickman). Accidentally killing her aunt, she lies, but her story is supported by Walter (Kuhn), who saw what happened. Marthas tutor (Bohnen) suspects the truth and extorts the girl, taking control of her life. Years later, Sam (Heflin) returns to town and falls in love again with ex-con Toni (Scott). When she is arrested, Sam seeks the help of Walter (Douglas), now a lawyer. But unbeknownst to Sam, Walter has married Martha (Stanwyck), blackmailing her into the union. Fearing what Sam knows, he sets out to silence his wifes unrequited love Manipulation, conspiracy, forgiveness, heartbreak and tragedy await as this all-star, 1946 film noir classic unfolds.
With the cooperation of the U.S. Library of Congress, the film was transferred by Film Chest from the original, damaged 35mm elements with their new division, Process Blue, which uses the Golden Eye III, a state-of-the-art film scanner, and digitally restored in high definition to attain the highest quality audio-visual experience possible.
Strange Love of Martha Ivers is presented in full screen (aspect ratio: 4 x 3) and standard Dolby audio.Special features include a commentary track by author William Hare (Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style, L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels, Hitchcock and the Methods of Suspense); a before-and-after restoration demo; original theatrical trailer; Spanish subtitles; and an original movie art postcard.
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Strange Love of Martha Ivers (2 Discs)
Genre: Film Noir
Original Release: 1946 (B&W)
Format: DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack
Running Time: Approx. 116 Minutes (Plus Special Features)
Suggested Retail Price: $15.99
Pre-Order Date: April 20, 2012
Street Date: May 29, 2012
Catalog #: HDCC-009
UPC Code: #851169003094
May 1, 2012, 7:49 am - PR