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(Anthony Asquith, 1958)
Release date: 20 September 2022
Limited Edition Blu-ray

Starring Paul Massie (The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll), James Robertson Justice (The Face of Fu Manchu), and Lillian Gish (Intolerance), Orders to Kill is a bruising, brilliant wartime espionage drama.

Based on a story by real-life spy Donald Downes, and co-scripted by another former spy, Paul Dehn (The Deadly AffairFragment of Fear), Anthony Asquith’s film follows an American airman sent into occupied France with orders to kill a suspected double agent... but the mission does not go according to plan.

Famous for its shocking violence and moral ambiguity, Orders to Kill won three BAFTA Awards, but caused a stir at the Cannes Film Festival due to its alleged ‘anti-American’ tone.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Anthony Havelock-Allan (1990, 111 mins): career-spanning audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated producer in conversation with Linda Wood and Dave Robson
  • Open Wounds (2022, 25 mins): Matthew Sweet, journalist and author of Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema, examines the themes and reception of Orders to Kill
  • Two Fathers (1944, 14 mins): short directed by Asquith, starring Bernard Miles and Paul Bonifas as two men from either side of the English Channel, sharing a hotel room and stories about their children’s involvement in World War II
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials, and original story treatment
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Adam Scovell, archival interviews with actor Paul Massie and author Donald C Downes, archival newspaper reports, contemporary critical responses, new writing on Two Fathers, and film credits
  • US premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies for US

UPC: 843501039533