Here’s a few minutes of the beginning of the German cut of Sorcerer, with the title Artemlos Vor Agnst (Wages Of Fear).
You can see how the film begins in South America. The characters’ backstories are handled through flashbacks later in the movie. What a mess.
Thanks to Leif Jonker for pointing these out.
Josh Olson nails the whole Sorcerer thing on Trailers From Hell.
Here’s a peak at the titles of the recut version of Sorcerer, called Wages Of Fear, taken from a Czech print of the film.
Tangerine Dream’s score for Sorcerer is being reissued on vinyl by Waxworks Records.
“Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the complete Sorcerer soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, re-mastered from the original source audio, and pressed to 180 gram “Rainforest Green and Black” swirled vinyl. Features deluxe packaging, old style gatefold jackets with satin coating, exclusive liner notes by director William Friedkin, and new art by Tony Stella.”
Thanks to Dick Vincent for the news.
Here’s the cover of a very early draft of the Sorcerer script from 1976.
On June 24, 1977, at a few minutes after 7 (allowing for trailers and stuff), this is what I was looking at.
When Avon published a paperback edition of Arnaud’s The Wages Of Fear in 1968, this is the terrific cover they gave it.
The cover painting was by Roger Kastel.
William Friedkin discusses the 40th anniversary of Sorcerer in the December 2017 issue of Sight And Sound. Check your local newsstand.
Sorcerer will be the subject of the next episode of the podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers. It’s gonna be great. Be sure to check it out.