Eureka Entertainment will release Otto Preminger’s quintessential murder-mystery film noir, Laura, on Blu-ray as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 14 January 2019.
Based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Vera Caspary, the film stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson.
Police detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is drawn into Manhattan high society as he investigates the death of stunning ad exec Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), apparently shotgunned in her own apartment.
The slithery suspects are numerous, led by effete, snobbish columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), and Laura’s philandering fiancé Shelby (Vincent Price), who’s also been cavorting with Laura’s wealthy aunt (Judith Anderson).
McPherson begins to fall in love with Laura through a portrait in her home and the memories relayed by those who knew her … just as it becomes apparent that even the basic facts of the case might not be what they seemed.
1080p presentation on Blu-ray of both the extended and original theatrical versions of the film
LPCM mono Audio
Optional English SDH subtitles
Audio commentary by composer David Raksin and film professor Jeanine Basinger
Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
Laura: The Lux Radio Theater broadcasts – Two radio adaptations of Laura from 1945 [59 mins] and 1954 [57 mins], starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in the 1945 version, and Gene Tierney and Victor Mature in the 1954 version
Laura: The Screen Guild Theater broadcast – Adaptation of Laura from radio anthology series, The Screen Guild Theater, originally aired in 1945 [30 mins], starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney and Clifton Webb
Laura: The Ford Theater broadcast – A further radio adaptation of Laura from 1948, starring Virginia Gilmore and John Larkin
A Tune for Laura: David Raksin Remembers – an archival interview with the renowned composer
The Obsession – an archival featurette on Laura
PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Phil Hoad, alongside a selection of rare archival imagery