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Yves Montand

The Wages of Fear

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Released: 19th February 2024. 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’. Extras 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) A Road Trip Out of Hell? Or Into It? - Purgatory and The Wages of Fear (2023, 13 mins): a new video essay by filmmaker and photographer Nic Wassell Audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin (2017) 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): an in-depth interview about Henri-Georges Clouzot and The Wages of Fear The Guardian Lecture: Yves Montand in conversation with Don Allen (1989, 99 mins, audio only): the star discusses his distinguished career Treasures form the BFI National Archive (1920-1960, 6 mins: a selection of archive gems, exploring some of the themes and iconography featured in The Wages of Fear Original theatrical trailer **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the film, original reviews and an appreciation of Clouzot by Paul Ryan 

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  • Details

    Released:
    19th February 2024
    Category:
    World Cinema
    Format:
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5035673000083
  • Description

    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’.

    Extras
    • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
    • A Road Trip Out of Hell? Or Into It? - Purgatory and The Wages of Fear (2023, 13 mins): a new video essay by filmmaker and photographer Nic Wassell
    • Audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin (2017)
    • 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): an in-depth interview about Henri-Georges Clouzot and The Wages of Fear
    • The Guardian Lecture: Yves Montand in conversation with Don Allen (1989, 99 mins, audio only): the star discusses his distinguished career
    • Treasures form the BFI National Archive (1920-1960, 6 mins: a selection of archive gems, exploring some of the themes and iconography featured in The Wages of Fear
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the film, original reviews and an appreciation of Clouzot by Paul Ryan 
    Region Code:
    Region A,B,C
    Duration:
    152 minutes
    Original Language:
    French
    Extras:
    Language(s): French, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Booklet, Bonus Footage, Commentary: Adrian Martin (critic), Interviews: Michel Romanoff (assistant director); Marc Godin (Clouzot biographer); Professor Lucy Mazdon; Yves Montand (1989, 99 min, audio only), Trailers
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