A Roaring Twenties gangster saga that only the Coen brothers could concoct,Miller’s Crossingmarries the hard-boiled sensibility of classic noir fiction with the filmmakers’ trademark savory dialogue, colorful characters, and finely calibrated set pieces. Gabriel Byrne brings a wry gravitas to the role of Tom Reagan, the quick-thinking right-hand man to a powerful crime boss (Albert Finney). Tom’s unflappable cool is tested when he begins offering his services to a rival outfit—setting off a cascade of betrayals, reprisals, and increasingly berserk violence. The Hopperesque visuals of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, majestically elegiac score by Carter Burwell, and vivid supporting performances from John Turturro and Marcia Gay Harden come together in a slice of pulp perfection that crackles with sardonic wit while plumbing existential questions about free will and our own terrifying capacity for evil.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
2K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Barry Sonnenfeld and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, with new 5.1 surround soundtrack mix, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
New conversation between author Megan Abbott and the Coens about film noir and hard-boiled crime fiction
New interview with actors Gabriel Byrne and John Turturro, moderated by Abbott
Interviews from 1990 with Byrne, Turturro, and actors Marcia Gay Harden and Jon Polito
New interviews with Sonnenfeld, composer Carter Burwell, music editor Todd Kasow, and production designer Dennis Gassner
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing