Paramount has announced that The African Queen will be making its journey towards Blu-ray hi-def on March 23rd 2010. Fans of this film should be particularly excited since it was never even released on DVD! The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English, French and Spanish Mono and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
This release will come much like previous classics in the sense that you will have the option to get the box set or single disc version.
Special features listed below:
Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen—This comprehensive documentary takes a look back at the production with commentary about the cast, the challenges of the filming locations and how the spectacular cinematography impacted the industry overall. Includes on-camera interviews with notable Hollywood icons, critics and crew members from the film including Martin Scorsese, Tony Huston, Richard Schickel and more, plus never-before-seen archival images and home movie footage provided by the estate of cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
The Commemorative Blu-ray box sets includes the above along with:
An audio disc with a recording of the Lux Radio Theater presents The African Queen radio broadcast
A Senitype® film frame collectible reproduction
Collectible postcards featuring reproductions of images related to the film
A reproduction of Katharine Hepburn’s out-of-print memoir The Making of The African Queen or How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind
Regular Edition Case