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William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' a blast from the 'New Hollywood' past
William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' a blast from the 'New Hollywood' past

Sorcerer Warner Bros., $12.95; Blu-ray, $27.98 Director William Friedkin was riding the hot streak of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" when he attempted his most ambitious project to that point: a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's brilliant 1953 French thriller "The Wages of Fear," about four desperate men hired to transport trucks full of explosive nitroglycerin up bumpy mountain roads. Friedkin's "Sorcerer" was a big enough flop to slow his career momentum considerably, and legal complications kept the film off DVD and Blu-ray — until now. The movie that many consider one of the most neglected masterpieces of the 1970s...

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