Studiocanal announces new 60th anniversary 4K restoration of Orson Welles’ ‘THE TRIAL’

Studiocanal has announced a brand new 4K restoration of Orson WellesTHE TRIAL, beautifully restored for its 60th anniversary, which will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 21st November 2022.

Based on the novel by Franz Kafka, THE TRIAL is a masterclass in tension building and avant-garde filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances from a stellar cast including Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau and Romy Schneider.

One morning, Josef K. (Perkins) is arrested but has no idea what crime he is accused of. Completely stunned, K. slowly finds himself trapped in a dehumanised nightmare and realizes he is the victim of a grotesque plot. He is accused by everyone, friends and enemies, until, worn down, he ends up doubting his own innocence.



Welles brilliantly captured the oppressive and nightmarish qualities of Kafka’s fictional world. Using the cracked labyrinthine corridors of Paris’ ruined Gare D’Orsay as his set, with icy black and white photography full of disorientating camera angles and unconventional use of focus, Welles’ strikingly depicts the spider-and-fly games of an ineffectual man struggling against his inescapable fate.

The restoration was completed by STUDIOCANAL and la Cinémathèque française and made possible thanks to the support of CHANEL.

Special Features:

  • NEW  This Is Orson Welles
  • NEW  Trailer
  • Welles, Architect of Light
  • Interview with actor Steven Berkoff
  • Deleted Scene
  • Trailer

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