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Friedkin's Sorcerer Gets a Restored Re-Release

Proper Release of 15 Min. Longer US Cut in Sight

Without question one of the most thrilling adventure movies of all time is Wages of Fear from the 50s. William Friedkin's US remake from 1977 called Sorcerer is quite a good alternative - even though it takes a little time until it takes off. Quite tragic is that the remake was extreme shortened in many countries. For example, German audiences miss out on more than 40 minutes of footage but still get approx. 15 minutes of material that is not included in the US release. It gets all the more frustrating when we come to the question who actually owns the movie rights. Universal and Paramount both come to mind but communicated through their legal departments that they aren't the parents of the film. Friedkin even felt forced to sue both studios. Not because he wanted to harm them but he believed that this would solve the question more effectively.

When the situation was resolved, Friedkin dropped the lawsuit because he is now able to give the film a proper release. A new master is said to be taken off the original negative and getting restored. In the best case, work on this will be finished this year so that it can be shown on the Venice film festival.

A home cinema release is planned for the future. However, it remains to be seen which other countries apart from the US get it. As soon as details on this emerge, we will report it.

Release: Apr 18, 2013 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: The Playlist

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