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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV575
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137145943
  • Street Date: 05/07/24
  • PreBook Date: 04/02/24
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 113 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1996
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Andy Garcia
  • Actor: Lena Olin
  • Actor: Richard Dreyfuss
  • Actor: Ian Holm
  • Actor: James Gandolfini
  • Actor: Dominic Chianese
  • Actor: Vincent Pastore
  • Actor: Frank Vincent
  • Actor: Bobby Cannavale
  • Actor: Ron Leibman
  • Actor: Colm Feore
  • Actor: Shiek Mahmud-Bey
  • Actor: Paul Guilfoyle
  • Actor: Richard Bright
  • Actor: Jim Moody
  • Actor: Marcia Jean Kurtz
  • Actor: Vic Noto
  • Actor: Jude Ciccolella
  • Actor: Socorro Santiago
  • Actor: Donna Hanover
  • Director: Sidney Lumet

 

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Night Falls On Manhattan [Limited Edition]

Night Falls on Manhattan is a 1996 American crime drama film written and directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel Tainted Evidence by Robert Daley.

Night Falls On Manhattan [Limited Edition]
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In a career that includes Oscar-nominated masterpieces such as Serpico, Prince of the City and The Verdict, director Sidney Lumet has cross-examined the fine line between those who enforce the law and those who exploit it, both in the courtroom and on the streets. Adapting a novel by former NYPD officer Robert Daley (Year of the Dragon), Lumet once again exposes the corrupt underbelly of the city that never sleeps in Night Falls on Manhattan. Sean Casey (Andy Garcia) is an assistant district attorney and a rising star in the New York City legal system. He is forced into a tough position when his ambitious boss, seeking re-election, asks Sean to prosecute a drug dealer caught by two NYPD detectives under controversial circumstances - one of whom happens to be Sean's father (Ian Holm). As Sean gets closer to the truth in the case, what he uncovers may break his faith in the legal system, threaten his promising career and tear his family apart. Boasting a powerhouse supporting cast including Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss and James Gandolfini, this underrated entry in Lumet's canon of crime classics can be freshly reappraised with a new restoration and illuminating bonus features.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • Brand new 2K remaster from the original negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Archive commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • Archive commentary by actors Andy Garcia and Ron Leibman, with producers Josh Kramer and Thom Mount
  • The Directors: Sidney Lumet, an hour-long archive documentary from 2002 featuring interviews with Lumet, Garcia, Leibman, Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, Christopher Walken and others
  • On-set interviews with Lumet, Garcia, Dreyfuss, Olin, Holm and Leibman
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots
  • Limited Edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tom Ralston
  • Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nick Clement and original production notes

Sales Points

  • Features original music by Wynton Marsalis that was never released elsewhere
  • First screen paring of future SOPRANOS castmates James Gandolfini, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, and Frank Vincent
  • Andy GarcĂ­a was nominated for an ALMA Award (the Latin OSCARS), for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
  • A sophisticated courtroom thriller from the director of SERPICO, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, 12 ANGRY MEN, and NETWORK

Press Quotes

[Lumet did] a good job of articulating the disillusioning realities of careerism and crime. And he has an ear, as ever, for the disparate voices of the city

     —Janet Maslin, New York Times

Knowledgeable about the city and the people who make accommodations with it... doesn't really have 'villains' in the usual movie sense of the word. It's too smart and grown up for such lazy categories [Night Falls on Manhattan]

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Not only does it have a good feel for both sides of the police corruption issue, but it's aware of the political rivalries and behind-the-scenes dealmaking that keeps a city running.

     —James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Lumet makes [Night Falls on Manhattan] believable the old-fashioned way: through interaction with a screen full of strongly drawn, fully dimensioned, psychologically valid characters

     —Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

The film's setup is intense, full of fearsome action, a pulse-pumper

     —Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

  

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