The Lady from Shanghai - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
An unmissable masterpiece by Orson Welles
In Central Park, a sailor named Michael O'Hara comes to the aid of a mysterious young woman. This is Elsa Bannister, the wife of a rich and famous lawyer. To thank him, she offers him to accompany them on a cruise in the Caribbean. Reluctant at first, Michael finally accepts. His attraction to Elsa will continue to grow, under the eyes of the husband and his sinister associate George Grisby. Blinded by his love, the sailor will soon find himself embroiled in a story of fraud and murder...
With The Lady from Shanghai , actor-director Orson Welles signs an essential work that is as much a film noir as an adventure film. At his side, Rita Hayworth ( Gilda ), splendid in this role of fatal and poisonous femme fatale. With breathtaking virtuosity and ignoring many codes of classic Hollywood cinema, The Lady from Shanghai once again proves the genius of Orson Welles. To be admired in its sublime 4K restoration!
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1948 – Colors – 88 mins) new 4K restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM (NEW 4K RESTORATION)
. "THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI": CONVERSATION WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH (21 mn) In this interview conducted by Laurent Bouzereau, Peter Bogdanovich, filmmaker and friend of Orson Welles, discusses the incredible evolution of The Lady from Shanghai, going from the status of a minor film to that of a cult film with multiple pieces of bravery.
. SIMON CALLOW ON "THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI" (21 mn) Simon Callow, author of a biography in several volumes on Orson Welles, delivers his own analysis of The Lady from Shanghai , and returns to the incredible talent of the filmmaker but also to the intransigence of his character, which will soon put him on the ban of Hollywood.
. HENRY JAGLOM ONE-TO-ONE WITH ORSON WELLES (24 mins) Director Henry Jaglom ( A Quiet Corner ) remembers his first meeting with Orson Welles, whom he hired as an actor on his first film and with whom he forged a relationship of complicity and friendship until the end.
*Extras available on Blu-ray™ and DVD (HD only on Blu-ray™ version).
// THE UNPRECEDENTED BOOK OF 160 PAGES (INCLUDING 50 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"MIRRORS OF A FILM: THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI BY ORSON WELLES" “[…] despite the weight of the studio system, The Lady from Shanghai cannot be confused with the other noir films produced just after the Second World War. Talent – not to say genius – dies hard, no matter how many mirrors are broken. - Frank Lafond, PhD in film studies and essayist
Mirrors of a film dissects by the menu this work with the infinite tracks of reading which is The Lady of Shanghai . With a French and American press review, and a fascinating testimony by producer and director William Castle, this book also offers an unpublished analysis by Frank Lafond as well as three exclusive interviews (with Dominique Antoine, Darius Khondji and Nicolas Saada) . A captivating dive behind the scenes of a masterpiece, embellished with 50 archive photos!
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY JONATHAN BURTON
Endowed with a universe bordering on surrealism, British illustrator Jonathan Burton draws both for the press and for major publishing houses (Penguin Books, Folio Society). Find all the creations of Jonathan Burton on www.jonathanburton.net