The Long Goodbye review

Deconstructed film noir receives top-tier treatment with this Blu-ray release

Raymond Chandler's most famous literary creation – private investigator Philip Marlowe – is reborn as a moral man adrift in a self-obsessed world he doesn't fit into ('70s Los Angeles) in Robert Altman's revisionist take on the genre. It's a wonderful film – one of the director's best – and this BD certainly does it proud. Arrow's AVC 2.35:1 1080p encode excels at replicating the film's desaturated visuals, while the LPCM mono track is as good as you could hope for. The disc also packs in plenty of great extras, including an isolated score, interviews and a 1996 TV documentary about Altman's career.

The Long Goodbye, Arrow Academy, Region B BD, £23 Approx