Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "The Lady From Shanghai" (1947)

On blu-ray this week is a classic film noir, directed by Orson Welles and starring his then wife, Rita Hayworth as a devious femme fatale. Read into that what you will, and you can, especially because Hayworth, who was known for her long red hair, was forced to chop it all off and dye it blonde for this film, at the request of her husband, who wanted to mess with her image as much as possible. This movie is all kinds of twisted, from Welles' ridiculous "irish" accent (why? who knows), to the insane plot that only loosely hangs together at all, but it's filmed in some spectacular shadows and never less than entertaining, despite the insanity. Which you can say for most of Orson Welles' films, no that I think about it.

Original 1947 Trailer: