Touch Of Evil: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Touch Of Evil: 50th Anniversary Edition

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The Ultimate Film Noir Experience

Experience director Orson Welles' masterpiece Touch of Evil like never before in an all-new 50th Anniversary Edition DVD! Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles himself, this exceptional film noir portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

Now, for the first time ever, see all three versions of the film - the preview version, the theatrical version and the restored version based on Orson Welles' vision. The Touch of Evil 50th Anniversary Edition commemorates a true cinematic achievement and is an essential addition to every movie lover's library!

- Restored Version: Re-edited in 1998, this definitive cut of the film is restored to Orson Welles' vision based on his detailed 58-page memo to the studio.

- Theatrical Version: This original version of the film was seen by U.S. audiences when it was released in theaters in 1958.

- Preview Version: Created prior to the theatrical version, this cut of the film incorporates some of Orson Welles' requests and was discovered by Universal in 1976.


  • Length
  • Rating PG-13
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 07 2008
  • Production Year 1958
  • Empire SKU 1414420
  • UPC Code 025195027809
  • Studio  Universal
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish


- Bringing Evil To Life: Retrospective documentary on the groundbreaking production of Touch of Evil featuring interviews with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, crew members and film historians.
- Evil Lost And Found: Go behind-the-scenes of the restoration of Touch of Evil and learn about the various versions of the film.
- Preview Version Feature Commentary with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Restoration Producer Rick Schmidlin
- Restored Version Feature Commentary with Restoration Producer Rick Schmidlin
- Theatrical Version Feature Commentary with Writer/Filmmaker F.X. Feeney
- Preview Version Feature Commentary with Orson Welles Historians Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore
- Orson Welles' Memo Production: See a reproduction of Orson Welles' legendary 58-page memo to Universal after viewing the studio's rough cut of the film.


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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