The Sniper (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Edward Dmytryk, 1952)
Release date: 26 June 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

One of the most shocking films of Hollywood’s golden age, The Sniper pits Adolphe Menjou (State of the Union) against Arthur Franz (The Caine Mutiny) in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

When misogynist delivery man Eddie goes on a killing spree, murdering women through the sights of his sniper rifle, it falls to detective Frank Kafka to second-guess his motives and put a stop to his rampage.

Directed by Edward Dmytryk (Murder, My Sweet), this chilling and controversial film noir is a favourite of Martin Scorsese, and has provided a prototype for films from Magnum Force to Se7en.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller (2009)
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2009, 4 mins)
  • Three Lives (1953, 23 mins): short film made for the United Jewish Appeal, reuniting the main players behind The Sniper, writers Edna and Edward Anhalt, director Edward Dmytryk, and star Arthur Franz
  • Three Pests in a Mess (1945, 16 mins): comedy short starring the Three Stooges in which the trio become involved in a deadly shooting incident, or so they think, causing panic
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing