SHANGHAI EXPRESS - BD
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(Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
Release date: 18 July 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray
Marlene Dietrich stars as Shanghai Lily, a courtesan travelling from Peking to Shanghai amid the Chinese civil war, and inspiring scandal and romance among her fellow passengers – portrayed by an array of Hollywood names, including Anna May Wong (Piccadilly), Clive Brook (Sherlock Holmes), Warner Oland (who played Charlie Chan across sixteen feature films), and Eugene Pallette (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington).
Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Shanghai Express is regarded as one of Dietrich’s greatest roles and, for many, her finest picture.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
- 4K restoration
- Original mono audio
- Audio commentary with critic and film historian David Thompson (2019)
- Introduction by Nicholas von Sternberg (2019, 4 mins): the son of Josef von Sternberg discusses Shanghai Express
- Trouble in Hollywood (2019, 24 mins): writer and filmmaker Jasper Sharp explores the life and career of actor Anna May Wong
- Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
- New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC cert: PG