Ace In The Hole [DVD]

Ace In The Hole [DVD]

directed by Billy Wilder


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One of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. An amoral newspaper reporter washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.
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Edition Statement :

Full screen ; Dual-format edition.

Series :

Criterion collection ; 396

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]



Physical Description :

2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

Notes :
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray ; audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard ; "Portrait of a '60% perfect man': Billy Wilder," a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment ; a 1984 interview with Kirk Douglas ; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute ; audio excerpts from an interview with coscreenwriter Walter Newman ; video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee ; stills gallery ; trailer; plus essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin.
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