Carol Reed's Classic 'The Third Man' 4K Restoration Official Trailer

May 7, 2015
Source: The Playlist

The Third Man Trailer

"Heard of Harry Lime?" Rialto Pictures has debuted a new trailer for the 4K restoration of Carol Reed's classic film noir The Third Man, which will be premiering as a Cannes Classic selection later this month at the festival in France. This just looks so unbelievably stunning in 4K, all the cinematography is fabulous, it looks gorgeous seeing so much depth in the shadows. The cast includes Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee. This is one of those classics that if you haven't ever seen, it's always the right time to watch. Or in this case, catch it on the big screen looking better than ever before.

Trailer for the Cannes Classics 4K restoration of Carol Reed's The Third Man, found via The Playlist:

The Third Man

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, was first released in 1949 in France and actually played at the Cannes Film Festival that year (wow!). Rialto Pictures has restored the original 35mm print at full 4K quality and is planning a theatrical re-release this year after the film shows up for a performance in the Cannes Classics section. The Third Man is also in the Criterion Collection and is generally considered one of the best film noir mysteries ever made.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


I love this film! Even the music is great.

Dalt Wisney on May 7, 2015


It looks too good. Wow!!~

DAVIDPD on May 7, 2015


What a fantastic trailer! I've never seen this, and now I really want to.

grimjob on May 7, 2015


Looks boring to be honest. I usually love stuff like this but that trailer did not make me want to see it at all. Sad to say that though.

Snowmanfloza on May 8, 2015


You might still give it a try. I appreciate your honesty, but still, think about giving it a try. It's one of the best ever made. Doesn't mean you'll like it or find it less boring and that's cool. At least give it a whirl and then you'll know for sure. As I've said, I like Welles' Touch of Evil much more than I do his Citizen Kane...and don't care for The Magnificant Ambersons at all.

Bo on May 8, 2015


Thanks for the motivation, i will def watch.

Snowmanfloza on May 8, 2015


You're welcome; it's my pleasure, to be sure. Good luck!

Bo on May 8, 2015


Good advice, Alex. One of the great ones. And was shot on film even though it is whatever to 4k for what? projection? When one grew up and learned about films from ones like this and Bergman and the French New Wave and the great ones from Japan it's very difficult to find pleasure or satisfaction in the newest super hero comic book stuff. Just sayin'. Always nice to see you suggesting these films on your site here, Alex.

Bo on May 8, 2015


I hear you. But you don't always have caviar for every meal either, sometimes you have to have a hamburger too.

Wheresmymind? on May 28, 2015


This is one of the great ones. That scene on the Riesenrad is one of the most epic of all.

Marcus on May 9, 2015


Can we have The Criterion Collection do the 4K Restoration!!Please!! on May 20, 2015

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