The French Connection

Fox have announced the release of William Friedkin's seminal police thriller The French Connection on the 25th September in Region 1. The two disc set will contain a new anamorphic transfer, and 5.1 and mono soundtracks. We also get an audio commentary from the always entertaining Friedkin, Roy Scheider and da man himself, Gene Hackman. The first disc also contains the trailer. The second disc features the excellent BBC documentary about the film by Mark Kermode, 7 deleted scenes with commentary, a stills gallery, international trailers and the trailer for John Frankenheimer's much underrated French Connection 2. The recommended price is $26.95, although a double pack of both films will also be available.

Thanks to Dave Lawrence, Gene-o's biggest fan, for bringing this to my attention.

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