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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)(reissue)

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Henry Daniell
Director: Billy Wilder
Plot Sypnosis:
B&W 116 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
Screen legends Tyrone Power (The Mark of Zorro), Marlene Dietrich (The Blue Angel) and Charles Laughton (The Suspect) star in this splendidly entertaining courtroom classic about a man on trial for a wealthy widow’s murder after he suspiciously profits from her will. His only hope for acquittal is his wife’s testimony, but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own. In order to maximize the film’s effect upon its audience, producers kept the set carefully guarded to prevent its crucial plot twists from leaking to the public. Directed by the brilliant Billy Wilder (Stalag 17, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment), scripted by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz (A Shot in the Dark) and based on the hit London play by mystery master Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile), this thunderbolt of a film “crackles with emotional electricity” (The New York Times) and continues to keep movie lovers riveted until the final, mesmerizing frame. Boasting 6 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Laughton) and Supporting Actress (Elsa Lanchester, Bride of Frankenstein).
NOTE: This is the same transfer as our 2014 release, but encoded at a higher bit rate and on a dual-layered BD50 disc, giving the feature 30mbps or more. So, it should look better than the previous release that was on a BD25 single layered disc. We added a brand new audio commentary, English subtitles and a slipcase.
 
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride, Author of Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge
Billy Wilder and Volker Schlöndorff discuss WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
• Theatrical Trailer
• Limited Edition Reversible Art and O-Card Slipcase
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1957
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 116
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.66:1
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH