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(Fritz Lang, 1944)
Release date: 20 August 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)
Set during Blitz-torn wartime England, Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder, The Lost Weekend) stars as a man just released from a sanatorium who stumbles into an elaborate and murderous Nazi plot. Reminiscent of Lang's early expressionist films (The Spiders, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, M) and full of bravura set pieces and hallucinatory visuals, Ministry of Fear is one of Lang’s finest films – a mature and beautifully crafted thriller, and a vivid adaptation of Graham Greene’s celebrated novel.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 2K Restoration
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with author and film historian Neil Sinyard
• Tony Rayns on Fritz Lang and ‘Ministry of Fear’ (2018): a newly filmed appreciation and analysis by the film historian
• Graham Greene and ‘Ministry of Fear’ (2018): Adrian Wootton, OBE, author of The Films of Graham Greene and CEO of Film London, discusses Greene's long and rich relationship with the cinema.
• 1949 NBC University Theatre radio play adaptation
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change
BBFC cert: PG