Stanley Kramer's star-studded, Oscar-winning adaptation of Katherine Anne Porterâ's novel about passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933 forms a potent allegory of a world drifting inexorably towards war.
With its incredible cast, including Vivien Leigh (in her last screen role), Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, George Segal, Oskar Werner and Jose Ferrer, Ship of Fools is a powerful drama and a compelling viewing experience. It remains one of the finest ensemble pieces of the period.
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with Nick Redman, Lem Dobbs and Julie Kirgo
Karen Kramer Introduction (2007, 2 mins)
On Board the Ship of Fools (2007, 28 mins)
Voyage on a Soundstage (2007, 11 mins)
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film