DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 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.

 

The Ultimate Film Noir ExperienceExperience 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.

Actors:
  Charlton Heston
  Janet Leigh
  Orson Welles
  Akim Tamiroff
  Marlene Dietrich
  Zsa Zsa Gabor
  Joseph Calleia

Writers:
  Orson Welles
  Whit Masterson

Producers:
  Albbert Zugsmith

Directors:
  Orson Welles