Devil in a Blue Dress (Limited Edition, Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Carl Franklin, 1995)

Release date: 14 December 2020

Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Carl Franklin confirmed his name as one of the key voices of the nineties neo-noir revival when he followed up the 1991 modern classic One False Move with this 1995 adaptation of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins novel. Denzel Washington plays Rawlins, a private investigator in post-war Los Angeles who uncovers a web of corruption while on the search for the mistress of a wealthy businessman.


2K restoration

Original 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio tracks

Audio commentary with writer and director Carl Franklin (1999)

Dancing with the Devil (2018, 23 mins): archival interview with Franklin, conducted by the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller at a screening of Devil in a Blue Dress

Don Cheadle Screen Test (1994, 15 mins): videotape footage of the actor auditioning for the role of Mouse, with introduction by Franklin

Original theatrical trailer

Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Keith M Harris, an archival interview with Carl Franklin from Positif magazine, an extract from Walter Mosley’s novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

UK premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition of 3,000 copies