directed by Jack Bernhard
USA 1948

 

There're critically acclaimed film noirs that have books analysing every aspect of them. Then, there's something like Blonde Ice. It is also film noir, but being made on cheap with unknown actors, the film was lost for generations. It's up to film historians and collectors, like Jay Fenton to uncover these little gems. Blonde Ice is a talky melodrama, staged in stuffy rooms, going outside only once or twice. Thankfully, we have Leslie Brooks who steals the film as the title character. She is no Phyllis Dietrichson of Double Indemnity - she can kill off rich husbands herself, and when everything goes wrong, can frame her lover. Like the tagline says, "ICE in her veins - ICICLES in her heart"

Gregory Meshman

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Theatrical Release: 24 July 1948

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DVD Review: VCI (Special Edition) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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VCI

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:13:57
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.16 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: VCI

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• A television episode of 'Into The Night'
• Performance of the song 'Satan Wears a Satin Dress'
• Interview with film restorer Jay Fenton
• Commentary by Jay Fenton
• Film noir trailers
• Edgar Ulmer - A Fascinating Possibility (Scrolling text about Ulmer's possible involvement)
• Photo Gallery
• Bios & Filmographies
• Liner Notes by Jay Fenton

DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Chapters 12

 

Comments For a film thought to be lost, the image is very good. There are a few problem spots, like the last capture, but they are rare. In some spots, the image is too soft, but mostly it is fine with very nice film grain. The sound is adequate, but often hiss and pops creep in. There's a nice array of extras including a commentary by Jay Fenton, an interview with Jay Fenton and 2 short subjects. A nice liner notes by Jay Fenton round off the package.

 - Gregory Meshman

 






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