Saturday, March 29, 2014

Olive Films Picks Apr. 22 For Blu-ray Debut Of The Pawnbroker

DVD and Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Olive Films has tagged Apr. 22 as the street date for a newly-prepared Blu-ray edition of director Sidney Lumet’s 1965 film, The Pawnbroker.

Although it made it’s debut at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1964, winning the Silver Berlin Bear for Rod Steiger’s performance as Sol Nazerman, a Nazi concentration camp survivor who now runs a pawnshop on 116th Street in New York City, the film didn’t reach domestic theatres until Apr. of 1965. 

Steiger would earn his second of three Best Actor Oscar nominations, but he lost out to Lee Marvin’s performance in Cat Ballou, … Steiger would come back to win Oscar gold for his acting In the Heat of the Night two years later.

No word on any bonus nuggets included on the Blu-ray at this time.

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