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The Criminal (1960): Joseph Losey’s tough prison drama

Kino Lorber restores this gritty Joseph Losey film, The Criminal (1960), on a 4K Blu-ray. It includes a brand new audio commentary with critic Kat Ellinger. Stars Stanley Baker.

A hard-boiled crime classic from Joseph Losey, the legendary director of The Servant, Accident, Eva, Secret Ceremony and Figures in a Landscape! Stanley Baker (Zulu, Robbery, Perfect Friday) stars as underworld kingpin Johnny Bannion, sprung from prison by his best friend Mike Carter (Sam Wanamaker, Raw Deal, The Sell-Out) to mastermind a daring racetrack heist. But when Johnny is betrayed and sent back to prison shortly after hiding the stolen loot, he must survive an ordeal of brutality at the hands of his fellow convicts and former accomplices.

Co-starring Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange, The Birthday Party) and Nigel Green (Tobruk, The Skull) and beautifully shot in striking black-and-white by the great Robert Krasker (The Third Man, Brief Encounter), The Criminal (also known as The Concrete Jungle) is the grim and gritty film noir that was originally advertised as “The Toughest Picture Ever Made in Britain!”

Release date: February 18, 2020
Genre: Crime / Drama

Disc and film details

  • Director: Joseph Losey
  • Cast: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan
  • Country: UK
  • Production Year: 1960
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Formats: Black and white; 1.85:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: The Concrete Jungle
  • Studio: Kino Lorber

Special features

  • NEW Audio Commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English Subtitles

The Criminal (1960) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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