INCLUDES 2-D VERSION
NOTE: When viewed on a compatible 3-D monitor and 3-D blu-ray player set-up, the menu offers an option for both 3-D and 2-D playback, but when this disc is viewed on a regular 2-D monitor and 2-D blu-ray player, the 3-D version is inaccessible -- the "Play Movie" option defaults solely to the 2-D version -- there is nothing wrong with your disc, the specialized encoding merely prevents the 3-D version being incorrectly displayed on a 2-D screen.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1953 / B & W
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“A rescued gem…a black-and-white thriller…the 3-D flick that most exploits the short-lived medium.”
—The Village Voice
“Highly effective…thematically working through the protagonists’s mood of paranoia and fatalism to his regaining of self-control…the stereoscopic imagery underscores this narrative progression.”
—Ray Zone, 3-D Film Noir of the 1950s
The first 3-D motion picture produced by a major studio, Man in the Dark (1953) is a classic film noir, complete with tough-guy protagonist (Edmond O’Brien), heart-of-gold moll (Audrey Totter), and plenty of underworld action—but with handsome stereoscopic imagery directed by the prolific Lew Landers (The Raven). Focusing on a thug who undergoes brain surgery to eliminate his criminal tendencies, the film utilizes spectacular 3-D effects to simulate the newly decent hero’s disorientation as he tries to remember his life of crime, even as he is pursued by former cohorts who want in on the spoils of his latest robbery.
Ross DiMaggio ... musical director
George Antheil ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Duning ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herman Hand ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Mertz ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marlin Skiles ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.