'Sorcerer' Coming to Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by

William Friedkin's overlooked cult thriller will make its Blu-ray debut in April.

As previously reported, Warner Bros. is preparing 'Sorcerer' for Blu-ray on April 22.

'Sorcerer' is derived from the same Georges Arnaud novel that inspired Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 French classic, 'The Wages of Fear'. The film, made following the successes of Friedkin's 'The French Connection' and 'The Exorcist,' tells the story of four men who, for various reasons, cannot return to their own countries and end up in a dismal South American town where an American oil company is seeking courageous drivers willing to haul nitroglycerin through 200 miles of treacherous terrain. The four displaced men have nothing to lose so they agree for a small payment of cash.

Specs and supplements have not been detailed, but the video is being sourced from a 4K restoration of the original 35mm camera negative and the soundtrack is being sourced from a restoration of the original 35mm 4-track stereo masters.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $27.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Sorcerer' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 22.

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Sorcerer (Digibook) (Blu-ray)
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