Re: RARA-AVIS: Double Indemnity on DVD

From: David Moran (
Date: 06 Jul 2004

I've yet to see any pre-1965 movie that has anything really remarkable in the extras department. Which is just as well, I think. In my opinion, 99% of the extra stuff bundled with DVDs is a complete waste of time. I got Nick Ray's "In a Lonely Place" not too long ago...and there was a mini-homage-documentary-thing in which Curtis Hanson (director of L.A. Confidential) talked about his love for the movie. Nice what?

For my money, as long as the movie has a good, crisp transfer and good audio, that trumps just about any random crap (e.g. production stills, silly quizzes, original theatrical trailers) they might dig up to add as extra features.

David Moran

William Denton wrote:

> I've been waiting for this for a while: DOUBLE INDEMNITY, the movie
> version, directed by Billy Wilder and written by Raymond Chandler, from
> James M. Cain's book, is out on DVD (at least in Region 1). An excellent
> movie. Looks like the DVD has no fancy extras like documentaries, though.
> Bill

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