The Big Sleep

Out on:Dual Format 6th Nov. 2017

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail caseā€¦ and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style - and style is what The Big Sleep is all about. Director Howard Hawks serves up snappy character encounters (particularly those of Bogart and Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore.

This Blu-ray doubles your pleasure, offering two versions of this whodunit supreme: the familiar 1946 theatrical version, full of reshot scenes of incendiary Bogart/Bacall chemistry and the less-familiar 1945 prerelease version, as a special feature, whose plot and resolution are more linear in fashion.

SPECIAL FEATURES
1945 Alternate Version
The Big Sleep Comparisons 1945/1946
Introduction by Robert Gitt
Theatrical Trailer

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Certificate
PG
Release date
6th November, 2017
Running time
114 mins

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Howard Hawks
Stars
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Lauren Bacall
  • John Ridgely
  • Martha Vickers
  • Dorothy Malone
  • Peggy Knudsen

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