This was a film ahead of its time. It contains radical decisions in filmmaking and the story pushes aside the attitudes towards controversial topics of the time. Orson Welles contributed many things to the history of cinema, but this film is perhaps his potent contribution to the future of it.
Beautifully presented in multiple editions in various aspect ratios (there is some disagreement on whether it should be seen in the 1.85:1 ratio or 1.37:1), this release from Eureka’s Masters of Cinema label is the perfect gift for any cinephile.
Touch of Evil (1959), directed by Orson Welles, is released on blu-ray disc in the UK by Eureka, Certificate 12.