Well, here's something I never thought I'd see -- a CD release of the complete original score to the cult noir classic Desert Fury, one of the many Miklos Rozsa noir scores he composed during the late '40s/early '50s. For all of the Rozsa scores available, his noir work is largely under-represented. Hopefully, this release leads to more of this ilk, because when you've composed the music for such films as Double Indemnity, The Killers, Criss Cross, Brute Force and The Asphalt Jungle (and more than a half-dozen others), it demands exploration.
It's also a little surprising this is available in light of the fact that the film itself still isn't commercially available on DVD in the U.S. There's a Spanish PAL version that supposedly shows off the film's striking technicolor but it'll have to go some to top my excellent bootleg copy. Maybe if it ever turns up on bluray ...
I will never forget the color noir doubleheader of Leave Her To Heaven/Desert Fury that played at Noir City several years back. Desert Fury isn't a great film, but it's kookiness is one of a kind, and the audience absolutely loved it. Lizabeth Scott was something to see in color from this time period, and Mary Astor is great in any shade.