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The Naked CityJules Dassin's B&W police procedural was shot almost entirely on location in New York City (a first for the genre). Nearly 50 years later, The...The Naked CityMystery and ThrillerUnratedJules Dassin's B&W police procedural was shot almost entirely on location in New York City (a first for the genre). Nearly 50 years later, The...1995-12-15Kino Home Video
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The Naked City

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Don Taylor, Howard Duff, Barry Fitzgerald; Director: Jules Dassin; Author: Malvin Wald; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Kino Home Video

Jules Dassin’s B&W police procedural was shot almost entirely on location in New York City (a first for the genre). Nearly 50 years later, The Naked City’s Oscar-winning cinematography and editing still have resonance. The laserdisc transfer comes from a nearly pristine print, so you can almost feel the summer heat during the climactic chase across the Williamsburg Bridge. Neat bonus: running commentaries by costar Don Taylor and cowriter Melvin Wald. Without the stylistic innovations of Naked City, they assert, everything from NYPD Blue to Pulp Fiction would have been unthinkable. They’re right. Roan Group laserdisc: A