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French Connection (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 01 December 2008

Featuring: Fernando Rey, Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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Two narcotics detectives, "Popeye" Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider), start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back. Following an attempt on his life by one of the smugglers, Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit that ultimately takes him far beyond mere New York City limits.

Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Gene Hackman.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • William Friedkin Introduction to The French Connection
  • Audio Commentary By William Friedkin
  • Audio Commentary By Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
  • Trivia Track
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Deleted Scenes - With Optional Friedkin Commentary
  • William Friedkin Discusses the Deleted Scenes
  • Anatomy Of A Chase
  • Hackman On Doyle
  • Friedkin and Grosso Remember the Real French Connection
  • Scene Of The Crime
  • Colour Timing The French Connection
  • Cop Jazz: The Music Of Don Ellis
  • Rogue Cop: The Noir Connection
  • BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle
  • Making The Connection: The Untold Stories Of The French Connection

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 GREAT MOVIE, GREAT EDITION

| | See all franciscodw's reviews (1)

Ive never seen this movie before, so I decided do buy it in this bargain. I have to say that when i open the BD case I was surprised because for the price of 1 BD you get 3! Yes, 3! This edition cames with French Connection I&II and another BD that have over 8 hours of bonus features.

This is THE deal.

sorry about my english :)

 great movie-ok transfer

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ive had this movie on dvd for years and i was excited to get the blu-ray, however i dont think they have cleaned it up enough for it to be blu ray quality. still a great classic movie though.

 Nostalgia at its best

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Gene Hackman at his best, truly great film, car chase was , as has now been admitted was done without permission, film making at its best........

 Old Skool Cop Movie

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Had been looking to watch this movie for some time now, due to it's reputation and the fact that it stars the legendary Gene Hackman.
I didn't feel it was the great it is made out to be, bear in mind I am watching it about 35 years after it's release.
And from what I hear it inspired a lot of the cop movies after that, so maybe I can't fully appreciate the impact it made at the time of release.
But I did enjoy it for the Story, Acting and the Gritty Direction.
Especially Enjoyed the Good Cop - Bad Cop pairing of Gene Hackman and Roy Schneider.
The Cat n Mouse chase at the Subway Station was really well executed.
No SFX Car and Train Chase through New York is fantastic.
On a sentimental note it was Nice to see the Brooklyn of the 70's, which became another character in the movie

ActorsFernando Rey, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Alan Weeks, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic de Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Ann Rebbot, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber, Eddie Egan, Andre Ernotte, Sonny Grosso & Pat McDermott
DirectorWilliam Friedkin
Certificate18 years and over
Year1971
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio
Additional LanguagesItalian ; French
SubtitlesDanish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; French ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Swedish ; English for the hearing impaired