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THE AFRICAN QUEEN Steams Its Way Onto UK Blu-Ray - New Trailer & Artwork

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A new limited edition blu-ray of John Huston's classic is coming in November.

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Director John Huston's 1951 romantic adventure The African Queen is one of the most beloved of classic films, with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn delivering iconic performances as a rugged tramp steamer captain and a prim and proper missionary thrown together on an African river during World War I.

Eureka's Masters of Cinema label adds Huston's film to its catalogue with the release of a limited edition blu-ray on November 18th. The package comes with a hardbound case and a 60 page collector's book. Special features include a commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff; interviews with critic Kim Newman and film historian Neil Sinyard; and an hour long making of documentary.

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Three movie giants come together in the cinematic classic The African Queen, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, this wartime romantic adventure sees the pair forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river after the outbreak of World War I.

Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley). When invading Germans kill her brother and level the village, Charlie Allnut (Bogart in the role which won him his only Oscar), the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, offers to take Rose back to civilisation.  She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However, it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love.  Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat.