The Wages of Fear (DVD + Blu-ray) [1953]

Release Date: 23 October 2017 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Critically hailed upon its original release, The Wages of Fear has maintained its reputation as a classic of world cinema and was responsible for propelling its director Henri-Georges Clouzot to international fame. In a squalid South American village, four desperate men are hired by a US oil company to embark on a treacherous journey, transporting a volatile cargo of nitro-glycerine to a massive oil well fire. Friendships and courage are pushed to the limit in this nail-biting thriller by a director who would go on to be dubbed the 'French Hitchcock'.


Special features A new 4K restoration of the original French theatrical release, available for the first time in the UK Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Interview with Assistant Director Michel Romanoff (2005, 23 mins) Interview with Clouzot biographer Marc Godin (2005, 10 mins) interview with Professor Lucy Mazdon (2017, 35 mins) The Guardian Lecture: Yves Montand in conservation with Don Allan (99 mins, audio only): recorded in 1989, the star discusses his distinguished career Audio commentary with film critic Adrian Martin Original theatrical trailer Illustrated booklet with a new essay by Andy Miller, original reviews by Karel Reisz and Penelope Houston, an appreciation of Clouzot by Paul Ryan, and full film credits
Release Date: 23 October 2017
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance