The original 1974 film adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s “Murder on the Orient Express“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Sidney Lumet, starred Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Wendy Hiller, and Michael York.
The tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned perhaps for an update on that. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will mark the first time that the original 1974 film has been available in the Blu-ray format. It is known (from the art) that this release will also include a digital code (copy) of the film.
The 1942 Alfred Hitchcock directed film “Notorious“ starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman is getting released on Blu-ray Disc by The Criterion Collection on January 15th, 2019. The film had previously been released on the format by MGM back in 2012, but it’s now getting re-released because it has received a New 4Krestoration. The tech specs for the release include 1080p HD Black & White video in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio with an uncompressed Mono sound mix. The Criterion Collection version Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Criterion. There are several New bonus materials set to be included on this release and the complete list can be found below, along with details about the restoration.
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentaries from 1990 and 2001 featuring Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane and film historian Rudy Behlmer
New interview with Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto
New program about the film’s visuals with cinematographer John Bailey
New scene analysis by film scholar David Bordwell
Once Upon a Time . . . “Notorious,” a 2009 documentary about the film featuring actor Isabella Rossellini; filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol, and Stephen Frears; and others
New program about Hitchcock’s storyboarding and previsualization process by filmmaker Daniel Raim
1948 newsreel footage of actor Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock
1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Notorious, starring Bergman and Joseph Cotten