Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
F.W. Murnau's silent 1927 classic is in the works for Blu-ray in January.
In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is bringing 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans' to Blu-ray on January 14.
German Expressionist, F.W. Murnau's film won Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Cinematography and remains a critically acclaimed piece of silent cinema. George O'Brien plays the young farmer who falls for The Woman From the City (Margaret Livingstone) and agrees to murder his Wife (Janet Gaynor) by drowning her. He is unable to fulfil his plan though, and is reconciled with his Wife. Together they embark on a celebratory adventure in the city (one of the most celebrated montage sequences ever filmed), but on their way home The Wife is lost overboard in a storm and believed drowned. The Woman from the City arrives to claim The Man, believing he has committed murder for her; but word arrives that his Wife has been saved and he rushes to her side.
The 2-disc set will include both the Original Fox Movietone Version and European Silent Version; Commentary by ASC Cinematographer John Bailey; Outtakes with Commentary by John Bailey; Original Theatrical Trailer; Original Scenario by Carl Mayer with Annotations by F.W. Murnau; Original Sunrise Screenplay; and Restoration Notes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 14.
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