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Note 1: Universal released a restored version of Touch of Evil on DVD in 2004, and this version restores Orson Welles's original vision for the opening sequence--which means the backing music by Henry Mancini has been removed. Welles wanted this sequence to feature music spilling into the street from the various stores and taverns that Mike and Susie Vargas pass as they walk down the street of this border town. This was one of Welles's famous complaints in the lengthy letter he wrote to Universal regarding their re-editing of the movie. BACK |