Includes the 58-page memo written to Universal Pictures by Orson Welles requesting changes to the studio-edited version of the film . Also included are production notes, cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer. The documentary that was originally scheduled is not included.
Based on the novel Badge Of Evil by Whit Masterson, this version of Touch Of Evil (produced by Rick Schmidlin and edited by Walter Murch) is an attempt at reediting the theatrically released version (edited by Universal Pictures) to what writer/director/star Orson Welles originally intended based on his 58-page memo (that
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a good gray scale with pleasing contrast. Blacks are just shy of true depth. Images can seem just slightly soft, but otherwise detail and definition are nicely rendered. Source element dirt and artifacts are minimal, and there are no major distractions for a picture that is quite solid and should surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)
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