1944 Billy Wilder film Double Indemnity on 4K in May
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The 1944 film noir “Double Indemnity” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 31st via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, starred Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson.
This release comes from a new 4K restoration. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p Black & White video presentation in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and an uncompressed LPCM Mono sound mix. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD Black & White video presentation in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio and LPCM Mono sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray from Criterion available for preorder over at Amazon.
Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
- Audio commentary featuring film critic Richard Schickel
- New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, editor of Billy Wilder on Assignment
- New conversation between film historians Eddie Muller and Imogen Sara Smith
- Billy, How Did You Do It?, a 1992 film by Volker Schlöndorff and Gisela Grischow featuring interviews with director Billy Wilder
- Shadows of Suspense, a 2006 documentary on the making of Double Indemnity
- Audio excerpts from 1971 and 1972 interviews with cinematographer John F. Seitz
- Radio adaptations from 1945 and 1950