Cinelicious Pics Release Of Private Property Coming On Blu-ray + DVD Combo Streets In October

Cinelicious Pics Release Of Private Property Coming On Blu-ray + DVD Combo Streets In October 1
Two homicidal drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Los Angeles home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost California noir written & directed by THE OUTER LIMITS creator Leslie Stevens. Lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. Warren Oates delivers his first screen performance here, years before he emerged in THE WILD BUNCH and TWO-LANE BLACKTOP as one of the finest character actors of his generation; his bizarre Lennie-and-George relationship with the underrated Corey Allen (James Dean’s hot rod rival in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE) is fueled by a barely-suppressed homoerotic tension. Director Stevens (a protege of Orson Welles) and lead actress Manx were married at the time, and the film was shot in their home; several years later, Manx tragically committed suicide and her fragile spirit seems to hang over the film.

Special Features:

  • Dual-Format Release: Blu-ray and DVD
  • New 4K restoration from previously lost film elements rediscovered and preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • New video interview with Still Photographer and Technical Consultant Alex Singer
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New essay by Don Malcom
  • Limited Edition of 3,000

Reviews:

Private Property qualifies as a genuine rediscovery. –Glenn Kenny, New York Times

…this lost treasure has to rank as one of the richest and fearlessly gnarly of its kind. -Steve MacFarlane, Slant

Four Stars. –The Guardian

…brimming with suggestions of sexual dysfunction that seem shocking even for the year Psycho was released.Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

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