Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Swiss Conspiracy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 20, 2024
Price: DVD $14.99, Blu-ray $17.98
Studio: Film Masters

Action-paced, international intrigue ensues when a Swiss bank president hires an American investigator to ferret out a group of blackmailers who have been terrorizing his clients in the 1976 thriller The Swiss Conspiracy.

Scanned in 4K from original 35mm archival elements, The Swiss Conspiracy is based on the popular novel by Michael Stanley and directed by Jack Arnold, best known for B horror/cult movie classics such as The Incredible Shrinking ManTarantulaCreature from the Black Lagoon and It Came from Outer Space 

In the film, the aforementioned Swiss bank president taps a certain Dvid Chrisopher (David Janssen, S.O.S. Titanic) to handle the job. Chrisopher identifies four potential suspects, including the bank vice-president’s mistress, Rita (Elke Sommer, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!). Adding to the intrigue are the suspicions of the Swiss Federal Police which complicates the investigation. When the bank pays the chief blackmailer in uncut diamonds, the ransom rendezvous results in a dramatic showdown in the snow-covered Alps and a shocking revelation.

The film also features John Saxon (Enter the Dragon), John Ireland (Red River), Senta Berger (Major Dundee) and Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder).

Here’s a breakdown of everything featured on the discs:

  • Full length commentary by Robert Kelly and Daniel Budnik
  • Visual essay, ‘A Three Dimensional Filmmaker,’ by Will Dodson and Ryan Verrill of Someone’s Favorite Productions
  • New Featurette by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
  • Original Restored Trailer from 35mm archival elements
  • Liner notes, in full color booklet, done by Lee Pfeiffer of Cinema Retro

Buy or Rent The Swiss Conspiracy

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.