Rent City of Fear (1959)

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1h 15min
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Vicious drug dealer Vince Ryker (Vince Edwards) escapes from San Quentin with another prisoner after stabbing a guard to death and stealing what he believes to be a cannister filled with experimental heroin from the prison hospital. In reality the container is filled with cobalt-60, a highly radioactive substance which threatens the entire city if it is somehow opened. The ruthless Ryker dumps his dying cellmate and murders a bypassing motorist, burning his body beyond recognition. Assuming a new identity, Ryker heads for Los Angeles to become reunited with his beautiful girlfriend and Crown (Joseph Mell), a corrupt businessman and front man for Ryker's drug business.
Fully aware of the potential dangers of the situation, the authorities are engaged in race against time to recover the cannister and avoid citywide panic.
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Leon Chooluck
Steven Ritch, Robert Dillon
Classics, Drama, New Releases, Thrillers
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
75 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
75 minutes
English LPCM Mono
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Audio commentary with Adrian Martin on 'City of Fear'
  • Pulp Paranoia: Christopher Nolan on film noir
  • The Poised Performance: Pamela Hutchinson on the career of Nina Foch
  • Categorically Dependable: Kim Newman on the films of Gordon Douglas
  • The Autobiography of a "Jeep" (1943): light-hearted documentary by 'City of Fear' director Irving Lerner, with optional Jeremy Arnold commentary
  • Hymn of the Nations (1944): documentary produced and edited by Lerner featuring Arturo Toscanini, presented complete and uncut
  • The Cummington Story (1945): documentary produced by Lerner featuring the music of Aaron Copland
  • Three Lives (1953): short film reuniting the writers, director and lead actor of 'The Sniper'
  • Not One Shall Die (1957): short film made by the core crew members of numerous Columbia noirs Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features included in this set
  • World premieres on Blu-ray

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