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The Sleeping Tiger on Blu-ray

The Sleeping Tiger

A recent release from Studio Canal. For the first time, the film is available on Blu-ray.

The Sleeping Tiger is a 1954 British noir directed by Joseph Losey (under the credit of Victor Hanbury due to his blacklisting) this was the first collaboration between Dirk Bogarde and Losey, marking the beginning of one of British cinema’s most important actor/director partnerships.

A psychiatrist, Clive Esmond (Alexander Knox), catches young gunman Frank Clemens (Dirk Bogarde) breaking into his house. Rather than send him to prison, he invites the delinquent to stay at his home as a social guinea pig – Esmond believes he can curb the fugitive’s criminal tendencies. Further tensions arise, however, when the youth begins an affair with Esmond’s wife (Alexis Smith).

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • New 4K Restauration
  • Interview with Dirk Bogarde’s Biographer John Coldstream
  • Interview with Matthew Sweet
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

You can order the Blu-ray here.