Defiant Ones Dual Format), The
|Stanley Kramer's ground-breaking fiIm starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier...
Nominated for nine Academy Awards incIuding Best Picture, Stanley 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 fiIm that is as exciting as it is moving, reaI and literate.
John Joker Jackson (Tony Curtis;The Vikings, Some Like lt Hot) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, ln 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 unbreakable iron chain and separated by an unbridIed hatred towards each other. ReIentlessIy pursued by a bIoodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive.
HighIy acclaimed upon release for its directing, writing, cinematography and acting, (Sidney Poitier won numerous awards for his roIe, incIuding the coveted Silver Bear for Best Actor) The Defiant Ones remains one of the most infIuentiaI films of its era, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on BIu-ray for the first time in the UK in a speciaI 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 BIu-ray)
- Optional English subtitIes for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- A new video interview with critic & author Kim Newman
- OriginaI theatrical trailer
- Reversible Sleeve
The performances by Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier are virtuaIIy flawless. Variety
This is one of underrated producer/director Stanley 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