The Imposter

Sometimes the truth really is so much stranger - not to mention scarier - than fiction

In 1994, 13-year-old Texan Nicholas Barclay disappeared. Three years later police in Spain contacted the family saying that they found him. In fact they had been taken in by 23-year old French con-man Frédéric Bourdin, but the Barclay family still accepted him as their own despite all of the evidence to the contrary. Equal parts thriller, family drama and true crime story, this unsettling documentary relates a tale so weird that you simply wouldn't believe it if it hadn't actually happened.

The Imposter is an unmissable film made even more appealing by a strong Blu-ray outing whose virtues include a detailed AVC 2.40:1 1080p encode, evocative DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, a 32-min Making of... documentary and a 34-min Q&A with the film's director, producer and a private investigator involved in the story.

Revolver Entertainment, All-region BD, £20 Approx, On sale now