Orson Welles' classic 1947 noir film based on the novel by Sherwood King is in the works for Blu-ray sometime next year.
According to Grover Crisp -- Sony's executive vice-president of film restoration, the studio is hard at work preparing 'The Lady from Shanghai' for Blu-ray sometime in 2014.
When unemployed Irishman Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) saves Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) from some thugs, she obtains him a position on her invalid lawyer husband Arthur's (Everett Sloane) yacht, as a deckhand. It soon becomes clear that Elsa now has designs on O'Hara, and also wants her husband out of the way. O'Hara, although resisting Elsa's advances, finds himself becoming embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder. The famous hall of mirrors sequence is considered to be one of the greatest scenes in film history.
Specs, supplements, and a suggested list price have yet to be revealed, but the film has recently undergone a 4K restoration.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Lady from Shanghai' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under PENDING.
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