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In Cold Blood [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1967]

  • SKU: 29283302
  • Release Date: 11/17/2015
  • Rating: R
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Interview with Brooks from a 1988 episode of the French television series Cinéma cinémas
    • New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Conrad Hall's work in the film
    • New interview with film critic and jazz historian Gary Giddins about Quincy Jones's music for the film
    • New interview with film historian Bobbie O'Steen on the film's editing
    • New interview with writer Douglass K. Daniel on director Richard Brooks
    • Trailer
    • Two archival NBC interviews with Capote:
    • With Love from Truman, a short 1966 documentary featuring novelist Truman Capote, directed by Albert and David Maysles
    • one following the author on a 1966 visit to Holcomb, Kansas, and the other conducted by Barbara Walters in 1967

    Synopsis


    In Cold Blood
    Richard Brooks wrote and directed this stark black-and-white (with brilliantly evocative cinematography by Conrad Hall) study of two drifters who murder a family, based on Truman Capote's non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. The film takes place in Holcomb, Kansas, where four members of the Herbert Clutter family are roused from their sleep and brutally murdered. The killers, Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson), are two ex-cons who plan to rob the Clutters of $10,000 kept in a safe in their home. But Dick and Perry find no safe and no $10,000 and end up leaving the murder scene with only $43. The police, led by Alvin Dewey (John Forsythe) of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, try to track down the killers. Meanwhile, Dick and Perry take off to Mexico, where Perry has fantasies of prospecting for gold. But when his dreams of prospecting come to naught, Dick insists that they return to the United States. Confident that they have left no clues, they cash bad checks, and the police track them down in Las Vegas. During questioning, their alibis are broken when they are separated and tell conflicting stories. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Blake
      Robert Blake - Perry Smith
    • John Forsythe
      John Forsythe - Alvin Dewey
    • Paul Stewart
      Paul Stewart - Reporter, Jenson
    • Gerald O'Loughlin
      Gerald O'Loughlin - Harold Nye
    • Jeff Corey
      Jeff Corey - Hickock's Father



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic atmospheric horror based on Capote's novel

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      Italy12
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Blu ray of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood story looks and sounds wonderful in 1080p. Based on a real life event about a prominent Kansas farmer and his family being murdered 'in cold blood' for money is as shocking today as it was in the 60's, when the events depicted in the film rocked the little town of Holcomb and its surround areas.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic! . . . Wonderful acting!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      An American classic! Great plot! Great acting! Light years better than the so called 'blockbusters' of today.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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