Ministry of Fear (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Fritz Lang, 1944) 

Release date: 14 December 2020

Standard Edition Blu-ray


Set during Blitz-torn wartime England, Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder, The Lost Weekend) stars as a man just released from a sanatorium who stumbles into an elaborate and murderous Nazi plot. Reminiscent of Lang's early expressionist films (The Spiders, Dr Mabuse the Gambler, M) and full of bravura set pieces and hallucinatory visuals, Ministry of Fear is one of Lang’s finest films – a mature and beautifully crafted thriller, and a vivid adaptation of Graham Greene’s celebrated novel.





2K restoration 

Original mono audio 

The BFI Interview with Fritz Lang (1962, 80 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Stanley Reed at London’s National Film Theatre 

Selected scenes commentary with author and film historian Neil Sinyard 

Between Two Worlds (2018, 21 mins): a newly filmed appreciation and analysis by film historian Tony Rayns 

Creative Allies (2018, 25 mins): Adrian Wootton, OBE, author of The Films of Graham Greene and CEO of Film London, considers the contributions of the people who shaped the film 

Original theatrical trailer 

Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material 

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