The French Connection I & II (UK BD) in December

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of The French Connection on 1st December 2008. William Friedkin’s gritty crime thriller will be available both on its own as a two disc special edition (RRP £19.99) and as a triple disc set complete with The French Connection II (RRP £34.99).

The French Connection I & II on Blu-ray boasts exclusive new High-Def content including an introduction by William Friedkin, an ‘Anatomy of a Chase’ featurette, Friedkin and Grosso remembering the real French Connection, and a featurette about the music of Don Ellis.

Special Features:

The French Connection Disc 1:

  • William Friedkin Introduction to The French Connection
  • Audio Commentary by William Friedkin
  • Audio Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Schieder
  • Trivia Track
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • French Connection II BD Trailer

The French Connection Disc 2:
  • 9 Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by William Friedkin (12 mins 50 secs)
  • Anatomy of a Chase (20 mins 36 secs)
  • Hackman on Doyle (12 mins 14 secs)
  • Friedman and Grosso remember the real French Connection (19 mins 34 secs)
  • Scene of the Crime (6 mins 19 mins)
  • Colour Timing The French Connection (13 mins 21 secs)
  • Cop Jazz: The Music of Don Ellis (10 mins 11 secs)
  • Rouge Cop: The Noir Connection (13 mins 56 secs)
  • BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle (53 mins)
  • Making the Connection: The Untold Stories of The French Connection (60 mins)

The French Connection II:
  • Audio Commentary by Director John Frankenheimer
  • Audio Commentary by Gene Hackman and Producer Robert Rosen
  • Isolated Score Track
  • A Conversation with Gene Hackman (15 mins)
  • Frankenheimer: In Focus (25 mins)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Galleries

Region coding is TBC.

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