The Odessa File (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Ronald Neame, 1974)
Release date: 22 March 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Hamburg 1963. German journalist Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy, Deliverance, Coming Home) finds himself in possession of a diary detailing the unspeakable crimes of cruelty, torture and mass murder perpetrated by an SS captain, now veiled as a top industrialist. Neame’s compelling mix of conspiracy thriller and action-adventure, adapted from Frederick Forsyth’s bestseller, is a fine addition to the post-war spy thriller genre, and features an outstanding performance from Voight and glorious location photographed by the great Oswald Morris (Lolita, The Pumpkin Eater).


  • 2K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • The BFI Interview with Ronald Neame (2003, 67 mins): archival audio recording of the award-winning filmmaker in conversation with Matthew Sweet at London’s National Film Theatre
  • The BFI Interview with Oswald Morris (2006, 62 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated cinematographer in conversation with Anwar Brett at the National Film Theatre
  • Safe But Real (2018, 3 mins): new and exclusive interview with stuntman Vic Armstrong
  • Foreign Friends (2018, 7 mins): new and exclusive interview with continuity supervisor Elaine Schreyeck
  • Super 8 version (17 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing