BFI announce Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1940-1942

❉ Limited Edition Blu-ray release follows the BFI Southbank season Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again.

This new Blu-ray box set collection combines four classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring the timeless Marlene Dietrich. All produced by Universal in the early 1940s, these films showcase Dietrich’s alluring and enduring persona; the epitome of big-screen glamour and sensuousness.

The four films featured include in the set are: Seven Sinners (Tay Garnett, 1940), The Flame of New Orleans (René Clair, 1941), The Spoilers (Ray Enright, 1942) and Pittsburgh (Lewis Seiler, 1942). With co-stars including Randolph Scott, John Wayne and Mischa Auer, the films stunningly exhibit Dietrich’s uniquely captivating style and the charisma that continues to endear her to fans worldwide.

Among the special features in this beautifully presented set are commentaries for each film and a 60-page book of new essays. This release follows the BFI Southbank season Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again which is running throughout December 2020. (subject to government guidelines for covid-19 health and safety.)

Special features

❉ High Definition transfers of all four films
❉ Seven Sinners feature commentary by film historian David Del Valle and screenwriter C Courtney Joyner
❉ The Flame of New Orleans feature commentary by film historian Lee Gambin and actor and film historian Rutanya Alda
❉ The Spoilers feature commentary by film historian Toby Roan
❉ Pittsburgh feature commentary by critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson
❉ Music and effects tracks for The Flame of New Orleans, The Spoilers and Pittsburgh
❉ Galleries
❉ 60-page book featuring newly commissioned essays by Sarah Wood, Pamela Hutchinson, So Mayer, Ellen Cheshire, Katy McGahan and Phillip Kemp
❉ Limited to 4,000 copies

❉ Product details: Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1940-1942. USA / 1940 – 1942 / black and white / 344 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratios 1.37:1 // BD25 x 4: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit). / Cat. no. BFIB1402/ PG. RRP: £39.99. BFI DVD/Blu-ray releases can be ordered from home entertainment online retailers or from the BFI Shop (online only at present) at

❉ News source: BFI Publicity.

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