StudioCanal has announced that a newly restored version of classic British war film Odette will come to DVD, Digital Download and, for the very first time, Blu-Ray on June 10.
Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, director Herbert Wilcox’s (Sixty Glorious Years, Spring in Park Lane) moving story based on true events was originally released in 1950 and will be available as part of the Vintage Classics collection which showcases iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content.
The film tells the inspiring true story of French-born heroine Odette Sansom (Anna Neagle) who leaves behind her three young daughters and life in Britain to return to her occupied homeland to spy for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War.
Smuggled into France to work with Radio Operator Alex Rabinovich (Peter Ustinov) and Captain Peter Churchill (Trevor Howard), Odette skillfully works with the SOE until her capture by the Gestapo.
Taken to Ravensbruck concentration camp, Odette must survive interrogation and torture as the Nazi Commandant attempts to extract her secrets and the names of her fellow Resistance fighters.
The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.
DVD / Blu-Ray Extras
- New interview with Sebastian Faulks, author of Charlotte Gray
- Those British Faces: Anna Neagle
- Afternoon Plus with Mavis Nicholson – Interview with Odette Hallowes (1980)
- Captain Peter Churchill and Odette Sansom get Married in London (1947)