04th Oct2017

William Friedkin’s ‘Sorcerer’ comes to cinemas/Blu-ray in UK!

by Phil Wheat


Sorcerer, William Friedkin’s hidden gem from 1977 is released back into cinemas and onto Blu-ray for the first time this November. This tense thriller starring Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection) is a brutal exploration of fate and destiny… A remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear, the film hasn’t seen the light of day in the UK in years, this release marking the disc-based debut for the movie.

Exiled from their home nations, four strangers from separate corners of the earth agree to undertake a dangerous mission to transport unstable dynamite through the hot, dense jungle of South America in order to earn their passage home. When the slightest bump in the road could equal instant death, the real question is not whether these men will survive this nerve-shredding ordeal but who will they have become if they return at all?

Now, 40 years since its release, Sorcerer is regarded by critics and filmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece – a triumphant feat of filmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema and not to be missed. eOne are set to release the film in cinemas on Friday 3rd November, with the Blu-ray streeting the following Monday, November 6th.

Blu-ray Special Features include:

  • Sorcerers – A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74mins)
  • The Mystery of Fate – A letter from director William Friedkin
  • Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary
  • Reversible sleeve using newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork


Sorcerer is released in cinemas on Friday 3rd November, and Blu-ray on MondayNovember 6th.


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