''Touch of Evil'' rereleased -- The new edition does not include the improved quality

By Steve Daly
Updated November 27, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST
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Touch of Evil

type
  • Movie

Even though Universal spent $300,000 to bring the new, improved Touch of Evil — rejiggered to Orson Welles’ original specifications — to theaters this fall, that’s not the Touch now widely available in a VHS series called ”Universal Noir.” That edition contains the same old studio-botched cut of the 1958 thriller, and don’t expect its studio-botched rerelease to have a long shelf life, since the acclaimed retooled version seems to be heading for video. Its producer, Rick Schmidlin, reports: ”They’re doing transfers and quality control now. I’m sure it’ll be a spring release.”

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Touch of Evil

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 96 minutes
director
  • Orson Welles

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