German label Koch Media has announced that it will release on Blu-ray French director François Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 (1966), starring Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, and Cyril Cusack. The release is set to arrive on the market on September 6th.
New Wave director François Truffaut directs this adaptation of Ray Bradbury's chilling novel. In the not-too-distant future, forbidden volumes of literature are burned regularly by the 'firemen'. Montag (Werner) is the man in charge of the burnings, but after meeting a revolutionary book-owner, schoolteacher Clarisse (Christie), he begins to have doubts - both about his vocation and his dead marriage to pleasure-seeking Linda (also Christie). Curious about the draw of literature, Montag keeps a forbidden volume of 'David Copperfield' for himself, and soon embarks on a clandestine affair with Linda. The music score comes from the legendary Bernard Herrmann.