Based on the hit play by Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder s Witness for the Prosecution was nominated for six Academy Awards and was reportedly praised by Christie herself as the best adaptation of her work she had seen.
When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power), is accused of the crime. Vole s only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife (Marlene Dietrich)... but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own.
Also starring the incredible Charles Laughton in an Oscar® nominated role, Witness for the Prosecution left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present yet another Billy Wilder masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
- Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
- Monocle and Cigars: Simon Callow on Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder s Witness for the Prosecution
- A new video interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
- Archival footage of Billy Wilder discussing Witness for the Prosecution with director Volker Schlöndorff
- A collector s booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Henry Miller and critic Philip Kemp; a letter from Agatha Christie to Billy Wilder; and rare archival imagery
- Reversible Sleeve