The Wild One (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(László Benedek, 1953)
Release date: 19 July 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Marlon Brando in his breakthrough – and most iconic – role as Johnny Strabler, ruthless leader of the Black Rebels motorcycle gang who terrorise a small town. Based on real-life events, the film was considered so shocking and inciteful of delinquent behaviour at the time, it was banned in the UK until 1967.


  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary by author and film historian Jeanine Basinger
  • The Wild One and the BBFC (2017, 25 mins): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the film's history with the British censor
  • Introduction to the film by Karen Kramer (2007, 1 min) 
  • Hollister, California: Bikers, Booze and the Big Picture (2007, 28 mins): a look back at the real life events that inspired the film
  • Brando: An Icon is Born (2007, 19 mins): a documentary exploring the life and career of the legendary actor
  • Super 8 version (1973, 19 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation with unique narration 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Image gallery
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing