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The Wages of Fear - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UK Import)

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck, and Véra Clouzot
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Plot Sypnosis:

 Based on the 1950 French novel Le Salaire de la peur and critically hailed upon its original release, The Wages of Fear propelled its director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les Diaboliques) to international fame, and is rightly considered a classic of world cinema.

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 and Technical Specs:

  • PREVIOUSLY RESTORED IN 4K
  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • NEW A Road Trip Out of Hell? Or Into It? – Purgatory and The Wages of Fear (2023, 15 mins): a new video essay by filmmaker and photographer Nic Wassell
  • NEW Treasures from the BFI National Archive (1920-1960, 30 mins): a selection of archive gems, exploring some of the themes and iconography featured in The Wages of Fear
  • Audio commentary with film critic Adrian Martin
  • Interview with Professor Lucy Mazdon (2017, 35 mins): an in-depth discussion on Henri-Georges Clouzot and The Wages of Fear
  • Interview with assistant director Michel Romanoff (2009, 23 mins)
  • Interview with Clouzot biographer Marc Godin (2009, 10 mins)
  • The Guardian Lecture: Yves Montand (100 mins, audio only): in conversation with Don Allen; the star of The Wages of Fear discusses his distinguished career
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Illustrated booklet with an essay by Andy Miller, original reviews from Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin, an appreciation of Clouzot by Paul Ryan, notes on the special features and credits (First pressing only)
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1953
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 148
Specs: Illustrated booklet with an essay by Andy Miller, original reviews from Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin, an appreciation of Clouzot by Paul Ryan, notes on the special features and credits (First pressing only)
Video Resolution/Codec: HEVC / H.265 Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1