A Vintage Classics title for Studiocanal, The Sleeping Tiger is available on Blu-ray and DVD.
The creative brief requested using a particular image for the front cover. That was coloured and developed to recreate a 1950’s poster-style sleeve. The colouring and type used were similar to the original The Sleeping Tiger posters printed at the time.
The Sleeping Tiger is a 1954 British noir directed by Joseph Losey (under the credit of Victor Hanbury, due to his blacklisting in the McCarthy era). This was the first collaboration between Dirk Bogarde and Losey, marking the beginning of one of British cinema’s most important actor/director partnerships. The film also stars Alexis Smith and Alexander Knox.