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‘Taxi Driver’ Heads to Blu-ray

15 Feb, 2011 By: Billy Gil

Taxi Driver

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the 1976 classic Taxi Driver, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the film for the first time on Blu-ray Disc April 5 (order date March 3) at $24.95.

The Martin Scorsese-directed film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster) and Best Original Score. De Niro plays Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle, who aims to free a 12-year-old prostitute from her exploitative pimp. The film also stars Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel.

The 35th Anniversary Edition features a new digital remastering, approved by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman, as well as a new interactive “Script to Screen” featurette, MovieIQ+Sync, Scorsese’s original 1986 commentary with Paul Schrader, documentaries and animated photo galleries.

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