New on DVD/Blu-ray: A William Friedkin Classic Finally Arrives in HD

New on DVD/Blu-ray: A William Friedkin Classic Finally Arrives in HD

Apr 21, 2014

Sorcerer - Warner Bros. - Blu-ray
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Roy ScheiderBruno CremerFrancisco RabalPeter CapellRamon BieriFull cast + crew

I actually have never seen Sorcerer, but here's what I know: many think it's William Friedkin's greatest film, it's been overshadowed by big commercial hits of his like The Exorcist and The French Connection, and it's a remake of The Wages of Fear. I also know that Warner Bros.' new Blu-ray for the film features a complete remaster of the movie and is the closest possible version of Friedkin's original vision for this film about four men who are transporting dynamite through a South American jungle.

Special Features: None beyond a beautiful, proper HD restoration of the film.

 

Everything Else

It's actually a pretty bum week for new releases, unless you happen to be craving Blu-rays for random movies like Conspiracy Theory, Exit Wounds and the Get Carter remake. The only worthwhile modern film hitting this week is the Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves, which is a gorgeous, demented, twisty little movie that we heartily recommend. And if you don't trust our recommendation, the cover very proudly proclaims that Quentin Tarantino declared it "Best Film of the Year."


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