Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Man in the White Suit

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 3, 2019
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

In 1951’s definitive Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit, Sir Alec Guinness (Our Man in Havana) delivers one of his most beloved performances as Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty. But when the mill owners and workers both realize that this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, Sidney suddenly becomes the most hunted man in the nation. Can a young idealist trapped between big business and mad unions find safety in science, or will the future of Britain become unraveled by one extraordinary suit?

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (Sweet Smell of Success), The Man in the White Suit co-stars Joan Greenwood (Kind Hearts and Coronets), Cecil Parker (Under Capricorn) and Michael Gough (Konga), with stunning black-and-white cinematography by the great Douglas Slocombe (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Bonus features on the disc include the following:

-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Dr. Dean Brandum
-Revisiting ‘The Man in the White Suit’ – Interviews with Filmmaker Stephen Frears and Film Critic Ian Christie
-Theatrical Trailer

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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.