The African Queen Limited Edition Blu-Ray

The African Queen Limited Edition Blu-Ray
The African Queen Limited Edition Blu-Ray The African Queen Limited Edition Blu-Ray The African Queen Limited Edition Blu-Ray
Collectors book limited to 3000 copies (first print run)

Three movie giants come together in the cinematic classic The African Queen, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, this wartime romantic adventure sees the pair forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river after the outbreak of World War I.

Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley). When invading Germans kill her brother and level the village, Charlie Allnut (Bogart in the role which won him his only Oscar), the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, offers to take Rose back to civilisation. She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However, it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat.

The African Queen is one of the most beloved films in the history of cinema, and may well be the perfect adventure film. With a roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars, and masterful direction from John Huston, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The African Queen on Blu-ray in a special Limited Edition.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

· PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Perfect Bound Collector’s book featuring new and archival writing on the film
· Presented in 1080p from Paramount’s 4K restoration
· Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
· Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono)
· Isolated Music & Effects track
· Audio Commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff
· A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman
· Newly filmed interview with film historian Neil Sinyard
· Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen [59 mins] – a comprehensive documentary about the making of the film
· Trailer

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION CONTAINS:

• PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Perfect Bound Collector’s book featuring archival writing on the film

• Spectacular 4K restoration by ITV and Paramount Pictures
• Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono)
• Isolated music & effects track
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Audio commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff
• Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen, a comprehensive documentary about the making of the film
• A video interview with co-screenwriter Peter Viertel, author of White Hunter, Black Heart, by filmmaker Michael Scheingraber
• Audio recording of an on-stage NFT discussion about the film with Anjelica Huston and script supervisor Angela Allen from 2010
• Audio recording of the Guardian interview with John Huston at the National Film Theatre in 1981, discussing his work and career
• New video interview with critic Kim Newman
• New video interview with historian Neil Sinyard
• Lux Radio Theater adaptation from 1952 with Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson
• Original theatrical trailer

Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.37:1
AudioEnglish
BBFCPG
ColourColour
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
FormatIncludes - Booklet
IFCONone
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2019-11-18
Run Time105
Year1951

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Tags: 1950s, Limited Edition, Masters of Cinema, With Slipcase, Must Own Drama