Comedy / Drama / Thriller

Winter Kills (1979) – Powerhouse Films 4K Blu-ray

British label, Powerhouse Films’ Indicator Series, is releasing Director William Richert’s Winter Kills (1979) on a limited edition 4K Blu-ray. Stars Jeff Bridges.

Based on a novel by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate), William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller features an all-star cast, including Jeff Bridges (Jagged Edge), John Huston (Breakout), Elizabeth Taylor (Secret Ceremony), Tomas Milian (The Last Movie), and many other famous faces. This dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration.

Release date: January 27, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller

  • Director: William Richert
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1979
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 2.39:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Powerhouse Films (UK)


  • Two presentations of the film: the US Theatrical Cut (97 mins) and the UK Theatrical Cut (90 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director William Richert (2003)
  • Who Killed ‘Winter Kills’? (2003, 38 mins): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle
  • Reunion (2003, 9 mins): Richert and Bridges reflect on the film’s colorful production
  • Star Stories (2003, 8 mins): Richert discusses the film’s extraordinary all-star cast
  • Things Happening in Secret (2020, 31 mins): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Anne Billson, archival accounts of the making of the film, Richert on Winter Kills, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

Winter Kills (1979) trailer


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