Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray)

Release Date: 06 August 2018 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Often acknowledged as one of the best prison films ever made, Birdman of Alcatraz was director John Frankenheimer s first huge success and received rave reviews for its performances, cinematography (Burnett Guffey) and Frankenheimer s directing. Burt Lancaster stars as the notorious prisoner, Robert Stroud, sentenced to a life of solitary confinement for murdering a prison guard. When he finds an injured sparrow in the prison yard, Stroud nurses it back to health and discovers a new calling in life. Over the years he becomes a renowned ornithologist, and even a respected author, achieving a greater sense of purpose behind prison walls than many in the outside world will ever know. With an all-star cast that includes Karl Malden ( A Streetcar Named Desire), Thelma Ritter ( Pickup on South Street), Telly Savalas ( The Dirty Dozen) and Edmond O Brien ( The Barefoot Contessa), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present John Frankenheimer s Birdman of Alcatraz for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

Features

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack Optional English SDH subtitles New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger Monocle and Cigars: Simon Callow on Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution A new video interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard Archival footage of Billy Wilder discussing Witness for the Prosecution with director Volker Schlöndorff A collector’s booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Henry Miller and critic Philip Kemp; a letter from Agatha Christie to Billy Wilder; and rare archival imagery Reversible Sleeve
Release Date: 06 August 2018
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
SKU: EKA70304