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Taxi Driver R1 CE in August - Art/Specs Update

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Taxi Driver (Limited Collector’s Edition) on 14th August 2007. In Martin Scorsese’s 1976 classic Robert De Niro plays 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 (Jodie Foster), controlled by a pimp named Sport (Harvey Keitel), Travis is determined to "rescue" Iris, and does so, in a bloodbath that is unsurpassed even in the films of Scorsese.

This new “Limited Collector’s Edition” offers bonus features including newly recorded commentaries, an “Influence and Appreciation” documentary including interviews with directors, producers, actors and film critics on the cinematic importance of Taxi Driver and its director, a “Taxi Driver Stories” documentary where De Niro and Schrader meet with NYC taxi drivers as well as a “Travis’ New York Locations” Interactive Map.

The full list of features on this two-disc set follows…

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • New Feature-length Commentary by Writer Paul Schrader
  • New Feature-length Commentary by Professor Robert Kolker
  • “Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver” Featurette
  • “Producing Taxi Driver” Featurette
  • “God’s Lonely Man” Documentary - Writer Paul Schrader and Professor Robert Kolker discuss the loneliness themes as seen in the film. Schrader also talks about what circumstances lead to writing the screenplay
  • “Influence and Appreciation” Documentary - Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Roger Corman and others pay tribute to Scorsese and the film
  • “Taxi Driver Stories” Featurette
  • “Making Taxi Driver” Documentary
  • “Travis’ New York Locations” Featurette - An interactive map with visits to the famous New York City locations in 2006, while comparing them to the same locations in 1975
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Martin Scorsese Introduction
  • Animated Photo Gallerie - “Including Scorsese at Work” Photo Montage
  • Original Screenplay Read Along

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