Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Orson Welles
 Cast: Orson Welles
Orson Welles
, Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
, Joseph Calleia
Joseph Calleia

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Orson Welles' film noir masterpiece (and final Hollywood film) Touch of Evil is presented on DVD in a manner that hews as close as possible to the director's original vision. As legend has it, the studio took control of Welles' film, barring him from the editing process. After first viewing the studio's truncated version of his film, Welles wrote a long memo (included in this package) detailing all the changes he deemed necessary. That memo was the basis for the reconstructed Touch of Evil presented here -- complete, uncut, and in widescreen format. The production notes offer full detail on the film's history. Also included are short biographies and selected filmographies on the film's colorful cast and crew, including Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Marlene Dietrich. This DVD also includes the original theatrical trailer and comes with Spanish and French subtitles and English captioning. For the film's legion of longtime fans, as well as those viewing it for the first time, this DVD offers a definitive and educational package.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2000
UPC: 0025192047022
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 8,598

Special Features

Welles' memo; Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Ramon Miguel Vargas
Janet Leigh Susan Vargas
Orson Welles Hank Quinlan
Joseph Calleia Pete Menzies
Akim Tamiroff Uncle Joe Grandi
Joanna Moore Marcia Linnekar
Ray Collins District Attorney Adair
Dennis Weaver Motel Manager
Valentin de Vargas Pancho
Mort Mills Schwartz
Victor Millan Manolo Sanchez
Lalo Rios Risto
Phil Harvey Blaine
Joi Lansing Blonde
Harry Shannon Gould
Rusty Wescoatt Casey
Wayne Taylor Gang Member
Kenny Miller Gang Member
Raymond Rodriguez Gang Member
Arlene McQuade Ginnie
Keenan Wynn Man
Joseph Cotten Detective
Mercedes McCambridge Hoodlum
Marlene Dietrich Tanya
Zsa Zsa Gabor Owner of Nightclub

Technical Credits
Orson Welles Director,Screenwriter
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Phil Bowles Asst. Director
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Philip H. Lathrop Camera Operator
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Aaron Stell Editor
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Virgil Vogel Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup
Frank H. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
Albert Zugsmith Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Prologue [:47]
2. A Murder In Mexico [7:17]
3. Grandi's Message [7:56]
4. Tanya [7:04]
5. Who's The Boss? [4:22]
6. Following Vargas [4:29]
7. The Mirador Motel [3:44]
8. The Boyfriend [11:37]
9. The Evidence [6:43]
10. The New Managers [2:48]
11. Partners [5:33]
12. The Cop Or The Law? [7:13]
13. The Assault [10:22]
14. Quinlan's Setup [14:10]
15. All Used Up [2:26]
16. Echoes Of Guilt [10:09]
17. Some Kind Of A Man [1:13]
18. End Titles [2:40]

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