‘A Foreign Affair’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray June 22, 2020!

Foreign Affair Blu-rayFrom the inimitable Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend) comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur – Shane) mired in jaded postwar Berlin. As she investigates the morale of American troops, Phoebe is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle (John Lund), who is trying to cover up his affair with Nazi-tainted chanteuse Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich – Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel). Filled with sharp dialogue and satiric jabs, A Foreign Affair is one of Wilder’s most beloved comedies, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray.


On June 22, 2020 – One of Billy Wilder’s most beloved comedies on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK!


Foreign Affair Blu-ray



  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
  • Audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride
  • From Berlin to Hollywood: Wilder and Dietrich s Foreign Affair – A video essay by Kat Ellinger
  • Two radio adaptations of A Foreign Affair, broadcast as part of the Screen Directors Playhouse in 1949 and 1951. Featuring the voices of Billy Wilder, Marlene Dietrich, Rosalind Russell, John Lund, and Lucille Ball
  • Archival interview with Billy Wilder
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A collector s booklet featuring new writing by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; a new essay by critic Richard Combs; and archival material






Label: Eureka!


Title| A FOREIGN AFFAIR (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Edition




Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70387

Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000703870

Blu-ray RRP| £19.99


Release Date| 22 June 2020

Certificate| U

Run Time| 116 minutes

OAR| 1.37:1

Picture| B&W

Genre| Comedy / Drama / Romance

Year| 1948

Country| USA

Language| English

Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)


A Foreign Affair is released

on Blu-ray in the UK June 22, 2020!




Foreign Affair Blu-ray


Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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