Invincible (Limited Edition, Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Werner Herzog, 2001)

Release date: 26 July 2021

Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere) 

Invincible was the first dramatic work by Werner Herzog in a decade. He assembled a typically eclectic cast – including Tim Roth (Meantime), Udo Kier (Exposé) and two-time World’s Strongest Man Jouko Ahola – and blended the lives of three equally eclectic real-life figures – Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart, Austrian clairvoyant Erik Jan Hanussen, and German chief of police Count Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorff – to blend fact and fiction in his typically idiosyncratic way. This Indicator Blu-ray edition presents the film in a new 2K restoration with both its English and German soundtracks.


2K restoration

Original English 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks

Original German 5.1 surround sound track

Audio commentary with writer-director Werner Herzog, in German with optional, newly translated English subtitles (2002)

The Road to ‘Invincible’ (2021, 27 mins): cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger discusses his long-time collaboration with Herzog and the making of Invincible

Archival Interview with Peter Zeitlinger (2001, 13 mins): the cinematographer filmed on location by stills photographer Beat Presser

Location Footage (2001, 3 mins): previously unseen footage recorded by Presser

Three early short films by Zeitlinger: Katharina Blum (1978, 2 mins), Experiment Rayner’s Garden (1978, 2 mins) and Geburtstag (1979, 8 mins)

Original UK theatrical trailer

Original German theatrical trailer

Original US theatrical trailer

Image gallery: publicity and promotional material

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Newly translated English subtitles for the German audio track

Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Jason Wood, Werner Herzog on Invincible, an archival interview with actor Tim Roth, an account of the life and career of strongman Siegmund Breitbart, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Peter Zeitlinger on his early short films, and film credits

UK premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition of 3,000 copies