From Blu-Ray.com —
British label Entertainment One has officially announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of director William Friedkin’s film Sorcerer (1977) with a new Collector’s Edition. The release will be available for purchase on November 6th.
40 years since its release, Sorcerer is regarded by critics and ﬁlmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece – a feat of ﬁlmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema that is a triumph to behold.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
• Sorcerers – A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74 minutes)
• The Mystery of Fate – A letter from director William Friedkin
• Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary
• Reversible sleeve containing the newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork
Stephen King spoke with the BFI and named Sorcerer as his all-time favorite movie. The rest of the list is pretty impressive, too.
I saw Sorcerer 40 years ago today at the Valley Twin in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Seven o’clock showing.)
The theater’s gone now, and I’m certainly the worse for wear, but Sorcerer really holds up, better than ever.
Some of the Alamo Drafthouses will be showing Sorcerer in April. Check their site to see if the one nearest you is running it, and when.
Up top’s the poster they put together one of the last times they ran it.
Dan Delgado went to the Sorcerer screening in Miami the other night and dedicated his radio show — The Radio Dan Show — to it. (Opening with the great music from The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three is a nice touch.)
It was a great pleasure to be invited to play along. Click on the banner and listen up.
I’m always stoked about a Sorcerer screening. It’s coming to Miami on July 26 at 7PM.
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hope some of you can make it. Also, I’ve heard the Blu-ray is out of print.