Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

 

directed by Michael Curtiz
USA 1935

 

Based on real-life events, Black Fury brings viewers deep into Depression hard times…and into the heart of Joe Radek, a simple, hardworking coal miner used and thrown away by racketeers eager to muscle in on the unions. Paul Muni, who personified 1930s anguish as the doomed hero of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, makes Joe an unforgettable character: likeable, headstrong, too easily led and finally a towering force for justice as he takes on company goons single-handed. As sinewy and visceral as the overworked men it celebrates, Black Fury pulls no punches, which may explain why it was banned in Pennsylvania, the state where this classic from Casablanca director Michael Curtiz is set.

Posters

Theatrical Release: 10 April 1935 (New York City, New York)

Reviews        More Reviews       DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Also available in:
Ripped From the Headlines! Get five remastered Warner Bros. classics that are as pertinent today as they were in the '30s. Featuring some of Warner Bros. biggest studio stars of the day, these coarse, gritty, mostly pre-Code melodramas are ripe for rediscovery.  5 DVDs - limit 1 per customer! This package available HERE includes: Alias the Doctor (1932), Blondie Johnson (1933), From Headquarters (1933), Heat Lightening (1934), and Black Fury (1935) that may be bought individually.

  

Runtime 1:33:54
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.83 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.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer (2:48)

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010
Keep Case

Chapters 13

 

Comments

Paul Muni was one of the most critically acclaimed actors of his generation, having been nominated for Academy Awards multiple times. In between I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang and his Oscar-winning turn in The Story of Louis Pasteur (which is still unavailable on DVD), he made several pictures for Warner Bros including Black Fury, a story of an immigrant miner becoming involved in strike. Paul Muni gives a very memorable performance in this film - while not nominated for an Oscar that year, his name was written-in on the ballot and came-in second after the ballots were counted. (Victor McLaglen eventually won for John Ford's The Informer. The newly remastered transfer from Warner Archives has issues with two or three damaged frames, but overall print quality is better than what was available before. The disc includes a theatrical trailer.

The film can be purchased separately or, exclusive to Warner Archives web page, as so called "Warner Bros. '30s Classics Ripped From the Headlines" (HERE) with 4 other early 1930's movies we are reviewing at DVD Beaver, which would make it a better value.

  - Gregory Meshman

 



DVD Menus
 

 


Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 
damaged frame

 


DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Also available in:
Ripped From the Headlines! Get five remastered Warner Bros. classics that are as pertinent today as they were in the '30s. Featuring some of Warner Bros. biggest studio stars of the day, these coarse, gritty, mostly pre-Code melodramas are ripe for rediscovery.  5 DVDs - limit 1 per customer! This package available HERE includes: Alias the Doctor (1932), Blondie Johnson (1933), From Headquarters (1933), Heat Lightening (1934), and Black Fury (1935) that may be bought individually.

  

 




Search DVDBeaver
S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

 

Hit Counter

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!