The Wages Of Fear

1 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Barcode 7-15515-04251-2
Criterion Collection Spine # 36
Language French
Subtitles English
Region A
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black and White
Audio Monoaural
Run Time 147 min
Notes Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New video interviews with assistant director Michel Romanoff and Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin
Interview with Yves Montand from 1988
Henri Georges Clouzot: An Enlightened Tyrant, a 2004 documentary on the director’s career
Censored, an analysis of cuts to the film made for the 1955 U.S. release
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by novelist Dennis Lehane (DVD and Blu-ray editions) and a compilation of interviews with the cast and crew of the film (DVD only)

New cover by Eric Skillman
(No chapters specified)


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