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The Wages of Fear

Henri-Georges Clouzot

 
The Wages of Fear (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1953
  • 147 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #36

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.

Disc Features

  • 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

Film Essays

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The Wages of Fear: No Exit

By Dennis LehaneApril 21, 2009

“Just takes a few months to get to be a hundred. If you’re in the right place at the right . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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The Wages of Fear

By Danny PearyDecember 08, 1991

One of cinema’s most revered thrillers, La Saliare de la Peur or The Wages of Fear is the . . . Read more »

Dispatches

Toronto Dispatch: Clouzot Lost and Found

By Michael KoreskySeptember 23, 2009

One enters any major film festival with hopes of discovering a budding auteur, a new voice . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_21_501thumb_thumbnail

The Wages of Fear: No Exit

By Dennis LehaneApril 21, 2009

“Just takes a few months to get to be a hundred. If you’re in the right place at the right . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_21_528thumb_thumbnail

The Wages of Fear

By Danny PearyDecember 08, 1991

One of cinema’s most revered thrillers, La Saliare de la Peur or The Wages of Fear is the . . . Read more »