This is a new (2009) Fox Home Video release of Fritz Lang's 1941 thriller, "Man Hunt." The restored print looks great, and the film is taut and suspenseful, with the brilliant camera work and flashes of grim humor characteristic of this director. There are a few notes that may ring false today, including some phony "English" dialog and an over-the-top ending, but this remains one of Lang's best American films. See the May 15, 2009 New York Times review for more information. (By the way, if you aren't reviewing the film, maybe you should find another way to comment on the operation of the web site.)
Superb Fritz Lang thriller-noir intended to awake the Allies from their non-interventionist slumbers. Walter Pidgeon, an actor I've always felt a bit stuffy for my tastes, proves me thoroughly wrong in this adaptation of Geoffrey Household's then- best-selling novel "Rogue Male." The standout, however, is Joan Bennett as a cockney "working girl" who, with Pidgeon's character, awakens to the Nazi threat before the British intelligentsia do. Surely among the most beautiful actresses ever filmed, Bennett proves in this her first collaboration with Lang ("Woman in the Window," "Scarlet Street" and "The Secret Beyond the Door" were the other three) that she was among the most accomplished film artists of her generation. Because it's Lang, this film is no nostalgia piece, but a profound and riveting analysis of evil and the manner people choose to deal with it. Much recommended.