The Wages of Fear (#36)

Type: New Blu-Ray

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their expensive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France's legendary master of suspense Henri Georges-Clouzot. Blu-ray special edition features: Restored high-definition digital transfer with uncompressed monaural soundtrack, Video interviews with assistant director Michel Romanoff and Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin, Interview with Yves Montand from 1988, Henri-Georges Clouzot: The Enlightened Tyrant, a 2004 documentary on the director's career, Censored: an analysis of cuts made to the film for it's 1955 U.S. release, PLUS: An booklet featuring an essay by novelist Dennis Lehane.