Winter Kills (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(William Richert, 1979)
Release date: 26 June 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Based on a novel by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate), William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller features an all-star cast, including Jeff Bridges (Jagged Edge), John Huston (Breakout), Elizabeth Taylor (Secret Ceremony), Tomas Milian (The Last Movie), and many other famous faces. This dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration.


  • New 4K restoration
  • Two presentations of the film: the 1979 Theatrical Cut (97 mins) and the 1983 Reissue Version (91 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director William Richert (2003)
  • Who Killed ‘Winter Kills’? (2003, 38 mins): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle
  • Reunion (2003, 9 mins): Richert and Bridges reflect on the film’s colourful production
  • Star Stories (2003, 8 mins): Richert discusses the film’s extraordinary all-star cast
  • Things Happening in Secret (2020, 31 mins): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): short critical appreciation
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing