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Great transfer of this must have film that includes some spiffy new extras like a brief history of Sideshows by Todd Robbins AND a small, cool set of unique "Nightmare Alley" Tarot Cards!
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It looks like this is link to the film, but I don't see a mention of the tarot cards here. https://www.criterion.com/films/28571-nightmare-alley
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The blu ray is lovingly produced : The discussion with star Colleen Grey and the lecture by Imogen Sara Smith are excellent. there is even a mini set of movie-themed tarot cards inside (i guess it's good that SOMETHING about this movie can make us smile!).
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Yeah, the tarot are a surprise inside the cardboard liner!
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Yeah, the tarot are a surprise inside the cardboard liner!


That's awesome. I love happy surprises, and we seldom see them anymore in retail. These days, we're often just surprised to receive what we paid for.
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Great transfer of this must have film that includes some spiffy new extras like a brief history of Sideshows by Todd Robbins AND a small, cool set of unique "Nightmare Alley" Tarot Cards!
Isn't Todd Robbins the author of the short story "Spurs" that's the basis of the sideshow film Freaks? He must be over 100 years old. I wonder what the secret of his longevity is.
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Watch it here while waiting for your DVD to arrive Smile
https://youtu.be/bXEkWRti5Qs
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On Jun 2, 2021, pulpscrypt wrote:
Great transfer of this must have film that includes some spiffy new extras like a brief history of Sideshows by Todd Robbins AND a small, cool set of unique "Nightmare Alley" Tarot Cards!
Isn't Todd Robbins the author of the short story "Spurs" that's the basis of the sideshow film Freaks? He must be over 100 years old. I wonder what the secret of his longevity is.


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As soon as my copy arrived, my partner and I sat down and gave it a watch. The quality of the transfer is simply stunning. The crispness of the black-and-white cinematography comes through beautifully. This is an incredible presentation of a legendary film.
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Thank you very much for this post.
Purchase from Criterion immediately!
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The book by William Lindsay Gresham is a wonderful read. Be sure to track down a reprint of the first edition like the one published by the New York Review of Books, as the later editions clean up the rawness of the language.
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Very interested in Del Toro's version. The book certainly is more raw than the film, and I thought the film was pushing boundaries for the time it was made.
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