The Asphalt Jungle (2-DVD)

The City Under the City
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
item number:  6DK38
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: December 13, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New 2k digital restoration
    • Audio Commentary from 2004 by film historian Drew Casper, featuring archival recordings of actor James Whitmore
    • Pharos of Chaos, a 1983 documentary about actor Sterling Hayden
    • New interviews wiht film noir historian Eddie Muller and Cinematographer John Bailey
    • Archival footage of Writer-Director John Huston discussing the film
    • Episode of the television program City Lights from 1979 featuring Huston
    • Audio excerpts of an archival interview with Huston
    • Trailer
    • Plus: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 33


User Ratings: 7,079
... essentially launched the heist film as a genre of its own and set the blueprint that all subsequent heist dramas built upon. Full Review
Jan 28, 2017
5 stars out of 5 -- Director John Huston is at the top of his game here, mixing gritty on-street shooting and pulp thriller characters with higher thematic aspirations...
Mar 1, 2006
What makes The Asphalt Jungle important is its vision of the crime world. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 20, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- a cracking-good crime story almost perfectly told Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Jun 13, 2017
Rating: 8/10 -- It was from this mean little film that the fundamental tenants of the modern heist movie were laid down. Full Review
The Retro Set
Dec 29, 2018
Rating: 5/5 -- Deep in those shadows within the seedy underbelly of the city lies some of the most engrossing cinema ever made. Full Review
Oct 31, 2018
4 stars out of 5 -- Set in an anonymous mid-western city, this grittily shot tale draws on a classic three-act structure: the planning of the jewellery robbery, the operation, and its tragic aftermath.
Total Film
Dec 1, 2006

Product Description:

Directed by John Huston, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is considered by many to be the defining film of the crime oeuvre. After many years in prison, Doc (Sam Jaffe), a seemingly over-the-hill and retired (i.e. rehabilitated) criminal decides upon his release to make one last go of it. His attempts at reuniting the old gang come up against the intentions of his partner who intends to start a Kentucky horse farm with his share of the take. Doc's lecherous tendencies for young curvaceous women get him nowhere but delight the viewer with standout performances by Jean Hagen and a lusty Marilyn Monroe. The tremendous character development is aided by Huston and Ben Maddow's script, and Huston's direction. Based on a novel by W.R. Burnett. Remade in 1958 as BADLANDERS, in 1963 as CAIRO and 1972 as COOL BREEZE.


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  • UPC: 715515190718
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