Taxi Driver - Blu-ray Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
SONY Pictures Home Entertainment released Oscar winner® Martin Scorsese‘s (Best Director, The Departed, 2006) classic of modern cinema, Taxi Driver, on June 6, 2011 – for the first time on Blu-ray Disc – in celebration of the landmark film’s 35th anniversary.
This powerful, angst-ridden urban drama was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Score (1976) and features Oscar-favorites Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Goodfellas) and Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in career-defining performances.
De Niro plays the legendary Travis Bickle, a traumatized Vietnam War veteran who takes a job as a night-time Taxi Driver in New York City.
When he encounters a 12-year-old prostitute named Iris, played by then-13 year-old Foster, Travis sets forth to rescue her from an exploitive pimp, played by Oscar-nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991).
The film also features Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting).
The Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Edition has been newly remastered following an extensive 4K digital restoration from the original camera negative, approved by cinematographer Michael Chapman and director Martin Scorsese.
The film arrives on Blu-ray packed with bonus material, including an all-new Blu-ray™ exclusive, interactive ―Script to Screen feature, MovieIQ+Sync, and Martin Scorsese‘s original 1986 commentary with Paul Schrader, as well as documentaries and animated photo galleries.
The Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of £19.99 RRP.
Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc has a run time of 109 minutes and is rated 18.
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