Chairman, The (Blu-ray)

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For their final film together following The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962) and Mackenna’s Gold (1969), star Gregory Peck and director J. Lee Thompson team for the high-stakes espionage thriller The Chairman (1969). Securing a game-changing agricultural enzyme formula is the goal for a Nobel Prize-winning professor (Peck) visiting Communist China where, equipped with an implanted transmitter, he will meet scientists and the titular Chairman Mao himself. Also placed inside him: an explosive device to be triggered in case of failure. Written for the screen by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle) and scored by the peerless Jerry Goldsmith.      

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Alan Dobie, Conrad Yama, Ric Young, Burt Kwouk, Keye Luke

Directed By: J. Lee Thompson

Written By: Ben Maddow

Score By: Jerry Goldsmith

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 / Color

Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 1969

Runtime: 98 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Music Track (with some effects) / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Eddy Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer / The Chairman Mini-Film / Two Alternate Scenes from International Version / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Action Thriller

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units