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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Monday 16th March 2015

One of the darkest films ever to come out of the Hollywood mainstream both literally and figuratively, the spell-bindingly cynical study of Machiavellian media machinations, Sweet Smell of Success, is released on Blu-ray by Arrow Academy on 30th March 2015.
Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison
Alexander Mackendrick
Arrow Academy
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30/03/2015

One of the darkest films ever to come out of the Hollywood mainstream both literally and figuratively this spell-bindingly cynical study of Machiavellian media machinations in a neon-drenched New York City was the first and best American film by Alexander Mackendrick, who already had several Ealing Studios classics on his CV (Whisky Galore, The Man in the White Suit, Mandy, The Ladykillers) when he crossed the Atlantic.

Considering his star status, Burt Lancaster was famously fearless when it came to risking audience sympathies, and he gives one of his most memorable performances as ruthless gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker, who'll go to any lengths to break up his sister's unsuitable romance, even if it means destroying the reputation of press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis).

Brilliantly scripted by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman from the latter's autobiographical short story, and filmed in gleaming monochrome by legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe, Sweet Smell of Success, released on Blu-ray by Arrow Academy on 30th March 2015, is one of the greatest and most clear-eyed of all American films, lifting up the stone of Fifties decorum and unflinchingly revealing what was crawling underneath.

  • Restored High Definition (1080p) presentation of a 4K digital transfer from the original 35mm camera negative
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Appreciation by critic and film historian Philip Kemp, author of Lethal Innocence: The Cinema of Alexander Mackendrick
  • Selected scene commentary by Philip Kemp
  • Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away Dermot McQuarrie's Scottish Television documentary from 1986, featuring interviews with Mackendrick, Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill and many others
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring an original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Walker
  • Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Brooke and Mackendrick's own analysis of various script drafts, illustrated with original stills and posters

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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