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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

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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........

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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

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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