In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Director: Richard Brooks Cast: Robert Blake
Robert Blake
, Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
, John Forsythe
John Forsythe
, Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Richard Brooks
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Director: Richard Brooks Cast: Robert Blake
Robert Blake
, Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
, John Forsythe
John Forsythe
, Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Richard Brooks

Blu-ray (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Richard Brooks wrote and directed this stark black-and-white (with brilliantly evocative cinematography by Conrad Hall) study of two drifters who murder a family, based on Truman Capote's non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. The film takes place in Holcomb, Kansas, where four members of the Herbert Clutter family are roused from their sleep and brutally murdered. The killers, Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson), are two ex-cons who plan to rob the Clutters of $10,000 kept in a safe in their home. But Dick and Perry find no safe and no $10,000 and end up leaving the murder scene with only $43. The police, led by Alvin Dewey (John Forsythe) of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, try to track down the killers. Meanwhile, Dick and Perry take off to Mexico, where Perry has fantasies of prospecting for gold. But when his dreams of prospecting come to naught, Dick insists that they return to the United States. Confident that they have left no clues, they cash bad checks, and the police track them down in Las Vegas. During questioning, their alibis are broken when they are separated and tell conflicting stories.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2015
UPC: 0715515160612
Original Release: 1967
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 242

Special Features

New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Conrad Hall's work in the film; New interview with film historian Bobbie O'Steen on the film's editing; New interview with film critic and jazz historian Gary Giddins about Quincy Jones's music for the film; New interview with writer Douglass K. Daniel on director Richard Brooks; Interview with Brooks from a 1988 episode of the French television series Cinéma cinémas; With Love from Truman, a short 1966 documentary featuring novelist Truman Capote, directed by Albert and David Maysles; Two archival NBC interviews with Capote: ; one following the author on a 1966 visit to Holcomb, Kansas, and the other conducted by Barbara Walters in 1967; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Blake Perry Smith
Scott Wilson Dick Hickok
John Forsythe Alvin Dewey
Paul Stewart Reporter, Jenson
Gerald O'Loughlin Harold Nye
Jeff Corey Hickock's Father
John Gallaudet Roy Church
James Flavin Clarence Duntz
Charles McGraw Mr. Smith
James Lantz Officer Rohleder
John McLiam Herbert Clutter
Ruth Storey Bonnie Clutter
Vaughn Taylor "Good Samaritan"
Duke Hobbie Young Reporter
Sheldon Allman Rev. Post
Ted Eccles Young Hitchhiker
Raymond Hatton Old Hitchhiker
Mary Linda Rapelye Susan Kidwell
Ronda Fultz Nancy's Friend
Al Christy Sheriff
Stan Levitt Insurance Man
Brenda Currin Nancy Clutter
Willow Geer-Alsop Prosecuting Attorney

Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jack Ahern Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
Geza Gaspar Special Effects
Conrad L. Hall Cinematographer
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Jack Martell Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Morris Makeup
Peter Zinner Editor
Truman Capote Source Author

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