Who Killed Teddy Bear, the cult film noir classic, will be released on Blu-ray and VOD for the first time on 17th September 2018 by Network.
The film, originally released in 1965, has only previously been available on DVD. This new release has been newly scanned from one of the few surviving 35mm prints in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
The restoration carried out involved careful grain management, both automated and manual removal of film dirt and damage, and correction of major instability, warping and density fluctuations. Missing frames/sections have been re-instated from a 16mm print and the image matched as far as possible but a difference in visual quality may be occasionally noticed.
Who Killed Teddy Bear stars Sal Mineo (Rebel Without a Cause), Julie Prowse (Can-Can) and Elaine Stritch (Two’s Company). It’s directed by Joseph Cates from a screenplay by Arnold Drake and Leon Tokatyan.
A grim police detective embarks on a one-man crusade to track down a depraved sex maniac when a nightclub dancer receives a disturbing series of obscene phone calls. Finding himself getting far too close to the victim for comfort, the hard-boiled cop must track down the unbalanced pervert before he can carry out his sick threats…
Who Killed Teddy Bear was refused certification on its original theatrical release as it was considered sleazy.
Special Features on the release include:
- Court Martial episode (1965)
Bradford Dillman and Peter Graves star as Captain David Young and Major Frank Whittaker of the Judge Advocate General’s office, in a series set in Europe during, and in the aftermath of, the second World War. This edition guest stars Sal Mineo and Anthony Quayle.
Written by S.S. Schweitzer
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Original ITV Transmission 2 October 1965
- LSD: Insight or Insanity? (1967)
Sal Mineo narrates a short film that outlines the dangers of taking LSD. Done in a typically psychedelic ‘60s style, this film combines men in white coats lecturing on drug abuse and hallucinogenic imagery to create something particularly of its time.
- Stills gallery
- PDF material
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