Defiant Ones Dual Format), The
|StanIey Kramer's ground-breaking fiIm starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier...
Nominated for nine Academy Awards incIuding Best Picture, StanIey Kramer s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by deIivering its message of raciaI toIerance through a fast-moving blend of action and suspense. lt remains a raw, powerfuI film that is as exciting as it is moving, real and Iiterate.
John Joker Jackson (Tony Curtis;The Vikings, Some Like It Hot) and Noah CulIen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) are two convicts on the run. Escaping from a Southern work gang, the two men are bound together by an unbreakabIe iron chain and separated by an unbridled hatred towards each other. RelentIessIy pursued by a bIoodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive.
HighIy accIaimed upon reIease for its directing, writing, cinematography and acting, (Sidney Poitier won numerous awards for his role, incIuding the coveted Silver Bear for Best Actor) The Defiant Ones remains one of the most influential films of its era, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the fiIm on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
- 1080p presentation of the film on BIu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
- Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray)
- OptionaI EngIish subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- A new video interview with critic & author Kim Newman
- Original theatrical traiIer
- ReversibIe SIeeve
The performances by Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier are virtuaIIy fIawless. Variety
This is one of underrated producer/director StanIey Kramer's finest humanitarian movies. Radio Times
"an important film that provided Poitier with a breakthrough role and helped Curtis to escape the simpIistic hero mode in which his taIents had too often been wasted - Eye for FiIm