The French connection [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Philip D'Antoni production
Blu-rays | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | 2009 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY F pt.1-2 ACTION/ADVENTURE (NFR))
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version]
2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray ; Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital mono. ;1080p high definition ; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Title from container.
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi.
Producer, Philip D'Antoni ; screenplay, Ernest Tidyman ; director, William Friedkin ; music composer and conductor, Don Ellis.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
National Film Registry.
Academy Awards: Best picture, Best director, Best actor (Hackman), Best film editing, Best writing.
MPAA rating: R.
Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France. He's actually a drug lord working on a big score. He wants to sell millions of dollars worth of 89% pure heroin. Salvatore Boca is a small-time hood who is his potential buyer. Boca is being tailed by two undercover New York City narcotics police officers, James 'Popeye' Doyle and Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get. Chanier agrees to an attempt on Popeye's life that results in a brutal train hijacking and automobile pursuit. This eventually leads to a showdown between the police and mobsters outside the city.
Special features: Disc 1: William Friedkin introduction to The French connection; commentary by William Friedkin; commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider; trivia track; isolated score track; enchanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems ; Disc 2: Deleted scenes; "Anatomy of a chase" featurette; "Hackman on Doyle" featurette; "Friedkin and Grosso remember the real French connection" featurette; "Scene of the crime" featurette; color timing The French connection; "Cop jazz:" the music of Don Ellis; "Rogue cop: the noir connection" featurette; "The Poughkeepsie shuffle" BBC documentary; "Making the connection: the untold stories of The French connection" featurette.
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