Had the general economy of the world not taken a dive a few years back, and the Manufactured-on-Demand DVD craze never taken off, you can bet your bottom dollar that You Can’t Get Away with Murder would have wound up included in a Warner Gangsters Collection set. Alas, such is not the case — and this forgotten crime drama has only recently seen the digital light of day via the Warner Archive Collection’s line-up of MOD DVD-Rs, and is available at WBShop.com.
One can’t help but wonder if the title actually was intended to be released in a Warner Gangster Collection set, as the print here has been remastered — an honor only a handful few of the Archive Collection titles released every month receive. Another rarity for these “WAC” discs — a special feature — is included here: the original Theatrical Trailer, which makes special mention of Warden Lawes (he was a bit of a big celebrity at the time, though his name has all but become a footnote in history today).
In short: You Can’t Get Away with Murder doesn’t get away with it, but it’s a bit of a fun effort either way you look at it.