Swift, brutal, and black-hearted, Allen Baron's New York City noir
Blast of Silence is a sensational surprise. This low-budget, carefully crafted
portrait of a hit man on assignment in Manhattan during Christmastime follows
its stripped-down narrative with mechanical precision, yet also with an eye and
ear for the oddball idiosyncrasies of urban living and the imposing beauty of
the city. At once visually ragged and artfully composed, and featuring rough,
poetic narration performed by Lionel Stander, Blast of Silence is a stylish
- DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
- New, restored digital transfer
- Requiem for a Killer: The Making of
"Blast of Silence"
- Rare on-set Polaroids
- Locations revisited in 2008
- Theatrical trailer
- PLUS A booklet featuring an essay by film critic
Terrence Rafferty and a four-page graphic-novel adaptation of the film by
acclaimed artist Sean Phillips (Criminal, Sleeper, Marvel Zombies)
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This is easily now one of my all-time faviorite noir flicks and definately my favorite hit man film.
Also a must-see for anyone from NYC for some great footage of the city circa 1959-61.