Cinema Retro has received the following press release from the Classicflix.com:
For one night only, fans of classic film noir will be
able to watch a free streaming World Premiere of the recently restored
thriller T-Men (1947) on Friday, November 24, hosted by ClassicFlix.
Anthony Mann's breakout film will be part of the home video label’s “Black and
White Friday,” which will be streaming the film in high definition on
their YouTube channel from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT*.
The ground-breaking film recently made its Blu-ray™ debut
after undergoing major restoration. The T-Men Special Edition
Blu-ray is loaded with bonus features and a 24-page booklet. During the
screening ClassicFlix will be hosting a giveaway of T-Men Special Edition via
their Twitter page, in addition to a special low-price
offering for fans who wish to buy the Blu-ray. Instructions on how to
participate in the giveaway will be posted in the YouTube comment section of
the stream that night.
Other recent releases from ClassicFlix include He
Walked by Night Special Edition, Crime of Passion and Fritz
Lang's You Only Live Once, all of which have received critical
acclaim for the quality of the restorations and unearthed bonus material.
*Content will only be available in the U.S.
Praise for T-Men Special Edition
"ClassicFlix’s Special Edition Blu-ray of T-Men is a
Glenn Erickson, CineSavant
“Absolutely recommended! A must-own for Noir
Gary Tooze, DVDBeaver
"Would that all black and white noirs from the 1940s
were blessed with such pristine and spectacular transfers! The grayscale is so
extraordinary that words can’t really do it justice..."
Matt Hough, HomeTheaterForum
"This is another great looking restoration and
transfer from ClassicFlix."
Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com
About the Film:
When the trail goes cold on a counterfeit ring in Los
Angeles, Treasury agents Dennis O’Brien (Dennis O’Keefe) and Tony Genaro
(Alfred Ryder) are called upon to infiltrate the shadowy and dangerous
underworld of organized crime. Their only lead takes them to Detroit where they
convince mob kingpin Carlo Vantucci of their criminal pedigree and start piling
up clues to tie the Vantucci mob to the “tough, tight outfit” in L.A.
O’Brien and Genaro finally get a break when they learn a
former Detroit hood – The Schemer (Wallace Ford) – is on the outs with the
syndicate and has been demoted to pushing the fake paper in Los Angeles. Not
wasting a second, O’Brien heads to L.A. and tracks down his cigar-smoking
target, quickly duping the counterfeiter into being introduced to the
“higher-ups”. But the deeper O’Brien penetrates the organization, the more
harrowing the mission becomes for him and fellow T-Man Genaro, with their every
move being scrutinized and carrying the risk of deadly exposure.
A major box office success upon its release, T-Men holds
a special place in film noir canon not only as director Anthony Mann’s breakout
film, but as the initial pairing of the filmmaker and cinematographer John
Alton. Like none before them, their combination of highly stylized camera
set-ups, along with the brilliant uses of light and shadows, created the gritty
realism and visual tension that made their crime thrillers popular with critics
and movie patrons alike.
With a story by Virginia Kellogg (White Heat) and a screenplay
by John C. Higgins (Raw Deal), T-Men also features Charles McGraw,
Jane Randolph and, in a brief but key scene, June Lockhart.
· Audio Commentary by
biographer & producer Alan K. Rode
· Into the Darkness:
Mann, Alton and T-Men - Featurette with cinematographer Richard Crudo,
film critic & author Todd McCarthy, writer and film historian Julie Kirgo,
film historian & director Courtney Joyner and biographer & producer
Alan K. Rode
· A Director’s
Daughter: Nina Mann Remembers - An Interview with Nina Mann
· PLUS: A 24-page
booklet with an essay by author Max Alvarez (Author of The Crime Films of
Anthony Mann) featuring stills, posters and other production material
· The mono soundtrack
has been restored and is uncompressed (Blu-ray only)
Founded as an online retailer in 2007, ClassicFlix
launched its own home video label in early 2017 with a focus on restoring and
releasing long neglected classic films from the 1930s - 1950s on Blu-ray and
For more information about T-Men Special Edition and
other ClassicFlix releases please visit ClassicFlix.com.