|Studio:||Universal Pictures UK|
|Picture Format:||Anamorphic Widescreen|
|Sound:||DTS HD 5.1|
|Languages:||English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish|
|Subtitles:||English, French, German, Italian, Spanish|
Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson ("The Guns of Navarone") stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --"Tom Keogh"