Coming to Blu-ray on April 22, 2019 is Max Ophuls’s 1949 film noir melodrama, The Reckless Moment. The limited edition release includes a fascinating illustrated lecture from academic Adrian Garvey.
The legendary Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, La Ronde) directs this tense and stylish 1949 film noir melodrama. Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street, Suspiria) stars as a suburban housewife who covers up a murder to protect her teenage daughter, only to find herself blackmailed by an immoral small-time crook, played by James Mason (North by Northwest, The Deadly Affair).
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Making an American Movie (2010, 44 mins): an in-depth analysis by Lutz Bacher, author of Max Ophuls in the Hollywood Studios
Maternal Overdrive (2006, 23 mins): award-winning writer-director Todd Haynes discusses one of his favourite films
James Mason as Homme Fatal (2018, 27 mins): illustrated lecture by academic Adrian Garvey, recorded as part of the Focus on James Mason event held at Birkbeck, University of London
Focus on James Mason: Audience Discussion (2018, 40 mins): Q&A session hosted by academics Adrian Garvey and Sarah Thomas following a screening of The Reckless Moment
James Mason: Watching the Violence Unfold (2018, 33 mins): illustrated lecture by academic Sarah Thomas, recorded at Birkbeck, University of London
Isolated music & effects track
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan, an introduction to Max Ophuls by celebrated film critic Andrew Sarris, archival articles by Max Ophuls, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
World premiere on Blu-ray
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies