DVD Detour [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 0] (DVD 15406),
back to browsing

Detour [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 0]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • Low budget director Edgar G. Ulmer cemented his reputation with this downbeat film noir masterpiece. It has since inspired countless filmmakers. The use of minimal sets and rear-screen projection gives a feeling of a claustrophobic nightmare as Al (Tom Neal) a down-and-out piano player, hitchhikes from New York to Los Angeles in order to be with his singer girlfriend (Claudia Drake). Fate has other plans for Al when he steps into the car of a character named Haskel (Edmund MacDonald), who promptly dies in his sleep one night while Al is driving. Afraid the cops will never believe the truth, Al takes Haskell's money, car, and identity, and tries to make it to Los Angeles, only to have fate intervene again when he picks up a mean-spirited female hitchhiker (Ann Savage).

    This film is short, cramped and breathtaking, with no pause in its relentless rhythm of despair. Tom Neal's performance as the man snared in a web of fate is raw and real. Ann Savage is fierce. Ulmer's direction is hallucinatory and amazing. From a script by mystery writer Martin Goldsmith, this film demands repeat viewing by any serious student of cinema, or lover of movies.
    Read More...
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8708-CO

  • Credits
    Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Tim Ryan, Edmund MacDonald, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason
  • Critic Reviews
    "...DETOUR really is some kind of great movie....One of the defining films of the seductive genre the French critics called film noir..."
    New York Times

    "...One of the most revered 'B' cheapies..."
    USA Today

0 Stars 0 average rating
Out of Stock
Our price $9.29
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you seen this movie? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $11.71

    DVD
  • buy now for

    $11.56

    DVD
  • buy now for

    $12.13

    Blu-ray
  • buy now for

    $15.56

    Blu-ray