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Newly reissued on Blu-ray! Douglas Sirk’s Technicolor expressionism reached a fever pitch with this operatic tragedy, which finds the director pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes. Alcoholism, nymphomania, impotence, and deadly jealousy—these are just some of the toxins coursing through a massively wealthy, degenerate Texan oil family.

When a sensible secretary (Lauren Bacall) has the misfortune of marrying the clan’s neurotic scion (Robert Stack), it drives a wedge between him and his lifelong best friend (Rock Hudson) that unleashes a maelstrom of psychosexual angst and fury.

Featuring an unforgettably debauched, Oscar-winning supporting performance by Dorothy Malone and some of Sirk’s most eye-popping mise-en-scène, Written on the Wind is as perverse a family portrait as has ever been splashed across the screen.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Acting for Douglas Sirk, a 2008 documentary featuring archival interviews with Sirk; actors Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone; and producer Albert Zugsmith
  • New interview with film scholar Patricia White about the film and melodrama
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and critic Blair McClendon
  • New Blu-ray cover illustration by Sam Hadley
studio:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
99 mins approx
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Certificate:
NR
Actor:
Rock Hudson

Lauren Bacall

Robert Stack

Dorothy Malone
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1956
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Written On The Wind - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Newly reissued on Blu-ray! Douglas Sirk’s Technicolor expressionism reached a fever pitch with this operatic tragedy, which finds the director pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes. Alcoholism, nymphomania, impotence, and deadly jealousy—these are just some of the toxins coursing through a massively wealthy, degenerate Texan oil family.

When a sensible secretary (Lauren Bacall) has the misfortune of marrying the clan’s neurotic scion (Robert Stack), it drives a wedge between him and his lifelong best friend (Rock Hudson) that unleashes a maelstrom of psychosexual angst and fury.

Featuring an unforgettably debauched, Oscar-winning supporting performance by Dorothy Malone and some of Sirk’s most eye-popping mise-en-scène, Written on the Wind is as perverse a family portrait as has ever been splashed across the screen.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Acting for Douglas Sirk, a 2008 documentary featuring archival interviews with Sirk; actors Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone; and producer Albert Zugsmith
  • New interview with film scholar Patricia White about the film and melodrama
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and critic Blair McClendon
  • New Blu-ray cover illustration by Sam Hadley
studio:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
99 mins approx
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Certificate:
NR
Actor:
Rock Hudson

Lauren Bacall

Robert Stack

Dorothy Malone
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1956
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION
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