Mike’s Picks: ‘Gun Crazy’ and ‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’

Gun Crazy

Available via Warner Archive
Warner, Drama, $21.99 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars John Dall, Peggy Cummins.
1950. Despite a marked disparity between its best scenes (many) and clunky or merely functional ones (just a few), the punchy and innovative Gun Crazy is one of the titles that defined film noir.
Extras: Author James Ellroy leads off an hour-plus “what is noir?” doc that’s carried over from a Warner film noir DVD boxed set. This pristine Blu-ray edition also includes a commentary from “DVD Savant” Glenn Erickson.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Kino Lorber, Documentary, $29.95 DVD, $34.95 Blu-ray, NR.
2017. Alexandra Dean’s Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story deftly walks the dividing line between chronicling the actress/raving beauty’s screen career and — now much more notably — the scientific achievements for which she’ll ultimately be remembered.
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