During a period in Hollywood history when women were far too often marginalized, Ida Lupino stood out. Overcoming adversity (including a polio diagnosis and navigating her way through the sexism of the era), she became an industry powerhouse through her work as an actress and director. It is the latter talent that takes the spotlight for a new box set that will be released on September 24th from KL Studio Classics — Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection. This four-disc set includes the features Not Wanted (1949), Never Fear (1949), The Hitch-Hiker (1953), and The Bigamist (1953). Additionally, the set includes the following special features:
Ida Lupino: Auteuress by Ronnie Scheib; An 80-page booklet exclusive to this release.
Audio Commentary on Not Wanted by Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming at Gene Siskel Film Center with Filmmaker/Historian Greg Ford.
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on Never Fear.
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith on The Hitch-Hiker.
Audio Commentary on The Bigamist by Film Historian Kat Ellinger.
A singular visionary who was gifted in front of and behind the camera, Ida Lupino will be celebrated in this set, and not a moment too soon.