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Blast of Silence: Criterion Collection

Blast of Silence: Criterion Collection

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 Actors: Jerry Douglas, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Danny Meehan, Howard Mann, Gil Rogers
Director: Allen Baron

ENGLISH: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1, 1.85:1
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: Not Rated
Orig Release Date: 1961
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 12/5/2023
Run Time: 77 Min.
Special Features:
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION IN TWO ASPECT RATIOS, 1.85:1 (widescreen) and 1.33:1 (full-screen), with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Trailer - presented here is a vintage U.S. trailer for Blast of Silence. In English, not subtitled. (2 min).
  • Requiem for a Killer: The Making of "Blast of Silence" - in 1990, a West German television crew filmed director Allen Baron revisiting the original New York locations of Blast of Silence for Wilfred Reichart's documentary Allen Doesn't Live Here Anymore. In 2006, film historian Robert Fischer, in close collaboration with Reichart and Baron, cut an hour-long version from the unedited material, including a new interview with Baron. In English, not subtitled. (60 min).
  • On-Set Polaroids - presented here is a collection of polaroids that were taken during the filming of Blast of Silence in New York City. The captions are taken from Allen Baron's own descriptions on the backs of the original photos. In English, not subtitled. (5 min).
  • Locations Revisited - in the winter of 2008, Allen Barron and the Criterion Collection visited some of the locations used in Blast of Silence. Photos from the trip are presented here. In English, not subtitled. (12 min).
  • Booklet - an illustrated booklet featuring an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty and a graphic-novel adaptation of the film by acclaimed artist Sean Phillips (Criminal, Reckless, Fatale) as well as technical credits.

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