As the film (reviewed by Joey here) beings its theatrical run today, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro‘s new noir thriller Nightmare Alley will be re-released in black & white, titled Nightmare Alley: Vision In Darkness And Light.
Searchlight will release the black & white version of the film in select theaters on January of 2022 in Los Angeles. The venues that will show the film include The New Beverly Cinema on January 15th and 16th, AMC The Grove from January 14th to the 20th, and The Los Feliz Theater, American Cinematheque from January 21st to the 23rd.
While the film was shot to be in color, del Toro has stated that the film was lit as if it were black and white. “You can see exactly the same level of design,” said del Toro, “and we wanted to give viewers this special vantage as a take of the classic noir genre that the film is part of.”
Nightmare Alley is currently in theaters and Nightmare Alley: Vision In Darkness And Light will be in select theaters starting January 2022.