Monday, July 7, 2008

Reissue of "Touch of Evil" Coming in October

Today reports that a new 50th anniversary reissue of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil is due this October. The new dual-DVD release will feature three versions of the film - a preview version, theatrical release version and the so-called "memo restoration" version. While the latter version is currently available, the new release will add audio commentaries by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, historian James Naremore, actors Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh, and restoration producer Rick Schmidlin.

Touch of Evil is a treat for film buffs and film students alike. The opening crane shot is considered among the best examples of visual storytelling around.

Check out this excerpt from the 1998 release -

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