Whirlpool (Blu-ray)

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Mind games, both for its characters and the audience, fuel the mesmerizing suspense of Whirlpool (1949), a polished noir thriller reuniting director Otto Preminger with his Laura star Gene Tierney, giving one of her best performances as a mentally troubled socialite caught shoplifting – and ensnared in the dark scheme of a manipulative astrologer/hypnotist (José Ferrer) to frame her for murder. Richard Conte and Charles Bickford co-star as Tierney’s psychiatrist husband and the investigating police detective. Written for the screen by Ben Hecht (Spellbound, Where the Sidewalk Ends) and Andrew Solt (In a Lonely Place), and hauntingly scored by another Laura veteran, the great David Raksin.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford, Barbara O’Neil, Eduard Franz, Fortunio Bonanova

Directed By: Otto Preminger

Written By: Ben Hecht, Andrew Solt

Score By: David Raksin

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1 / B&W

Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 1949

Runtime: 97 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historian Richard Schickel / Original Theatrical Trailer with Isolated Music Track

Genre: Thriller

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