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Costa-Gavras thriller Betrayed on Blu-ray in December

16 November 2019

Directed by Costa-Gavras (Missing) and written by Joe Eszterhas (Basic InstinctJagged Edge), Betrayed is an edge of your seat thriller starring Debra Winger and Tom Berenger with an excellent supporting cast including John Heard, John Mahoney and Betsy Blair.

After a Jewish radio host is murdered, FBI agent Cathy Weaver (Debra Winger) is sent undercover in a community believed to be harbouring the men responsible. She soon meets and falls for local farmer Gary Simmons (Tom Berenger) a well-respected Vietnam veteran, but it’s not long before her suspicions are aroused. Realising that Simmons is leading a double-life as the leader of a white supremacist group, responsible for a series of brutal crimes, Agent Weaver must decide where her loyalties lie, with the man she loves or the country she swore to protect.

Betrayed Blu-ray cover art

On 2 December 2019, the BFI will bring Betrayed to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK at the RRP of £19.99.

Special features:

  • Newly recorded audio commentary by film historian Jim Hemphill
  • Guardian Interview with Costa-Gavras (1984, 71 mins, audio only): the award-winning director discusses his career in this interview recorded four years before the release of Betrayed
  • Interview with Joe Eszterhas (2013, 96 mins, audio only): recorded at The London Screenwriters Festival, the incomparable writer of Betrayed and Basic Instinct is interviewed by filmmaker and author Chris Jones
  •  Interview with William Bradford Huie (1968, 30 mins): the journalist, author and civil rights activist is interviewed by Bernard Braden for his never broadcast series Now and Then
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • First presing only: Illustrated booklet containing essays by Jessica Kiang and Philip Concannon, a contemporary review, notes on the extras and film credits

There's no official BFI trailer as yet, but here's an older one to give you a flavour of the film: