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Thursday, September 29, 2016
DATE CHANGE: 4K Restoration of "PRIVATE PROPERTY" Starring Warren Oates Available on Blu-Ray Oct. 25
CINELICIOUS PICS PRESENTS
4K Digital Restoration of
Starring Warren Oates (The Wild Bunch)
Available on Blu-Ray & DVD October 25
As previously announced, Cinelicious Pics will release on Blu-ray and DVD its new 4k digital restoration of director Leslie Stevens' long-missing 1960 thriller PRIVATE PROPERTY, starring iconic American character actor Warren Oates (TWO-LANE BLACKTOP, THE WILD BUNCH) in his first significant screen role.
The Blu-ray will be available on October 25.
A major rediscovery for noir and crime fans, PRIVATE PROPERTY had essentially vanished following a very brief release in the early 1960s -- until now.
Watch the trailer
PRIVATE PROPERTY begins as two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy, Peeping Tom perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of an unhappy housewife (Leslie Stevens' real-life spouse, Kate Manx). Shimmering with sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, EAST OF EDEN), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, neo-Hitchcockian thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream.
Warren Oates delivers his first great screen performance here as one of the murderous vagabonds, years before he emerged as one of the finest character actors of his generation; his bizarre, voyeuristic Lennie-and-George relationship with the underrated Corey Allen (James Dean's hot rod rival in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE) is fueled by a barely-suppressed homoeroticism. Shot almost entirely in the Beverly Hills home where director Stevens and lead actress Manx lived at the time, PRIVATE PROPERTY is a simmering thriller tinged with deeply unnerving elements of autobiography--and all the voyeurism anyone could ask for.
"Private Property qualifies as a genuine rediscovery"
-- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"This lost treasure has to rank as one of the richest and
fearlessly gnarly of its kind"
--Steve Macfarlane, Slant
"...brimming with suggestions of sexual dysfunction that seems shocking
even for the year Psycho was released"
--Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
About the Blu-Ray:
Dual-Format Release: Blu-ray and DVD,
New 4K restoration from previously lost film elements rediscovered and preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive
New video interview with Still Photographer and Technical Consulant Alexander Singer
U.S. theatrical trailer
New essay by Don Malcolm
Limited Edition of 3,000
ABOUT CINELICIOUS PICS:
Cinelicious Pics is a distribution company bringing handpicked independent features & docs plus 4K-restored art house and cult classics to North American audiences via theatrical release, Video on Demand, and Blu-Ray. Past releases include Josephine Decker's Thou Wast Mild & Lovely and Butter on the Latch, Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur, John Magary's The Mend, and Agnès Varda's Jane B. Par Agnès V. and Kung-Fu Master!, among many others. Cinelicious Pics was recently voted "Best Indie Film Distributor" of 2015 by L.A. Weekly magazine. 4K restorations are lovingly brought to pristine viewing quality by sister post & digital restoration studioCinelicious, which has recently provided post services to Berlinale Silver Bear Best Director winners Boyhood(2014) by Richard Linklater, and Prince Avalanche (2013) by David Gordon Green, as well as the 4K restoration of Chris Nolan's Following. Both companies are located in the heart of Hollywood.