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|The French Connection |
Five Star Collection
Actors: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi
Director: William Friedkin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports, Mystery & Suspense
Based on a true story of two New York Police detectives who hope to break a narcotic smuggling ring. — Item Type: DVD Movie — Item Rating: R — Street Date: 09/25/01 — Wide Screen: yes — Director Cut: no — Special Edition: no — La... more »
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Christine A. (WriteReviseEdit) from ROCHESTER, NY
Reviewed on 3/18/2015...
The Five Star Collection of "The French Connection" is impressive in its packaging, features and digitally remastered sound and picture quality - esp. for a set of DVDs.
DISC ONE: offers scene-specific commentary by Gene Hackman (great in this film) and Roy Scheider, who you might remember from "Jaws." I will say, I wish his role in this film was more significant. But that's a personal preference. It also features director's commentary, original theatrical trailer, anamorphic widescreen delivery (1.85:1), 5.1 Dolby surround and English/Spanish subtitles.
DISC TWO: offers a behind-the-scenes, "Making the Connection: The Untold Story," documentary. It also offers a BBC documentary called "Poughkeepsie Shuffle," a documentary of deleted scenes, a still gallery and trailers for the original and sequel.
All in all? This is a robust package than anyone who likes cops and robbers, chase, action, adventure, intrigue, '70s and/or suspense films should appreciate. I know I did!
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Not Suitable for Blu-ray
C. Seyller | Huntley, Illinois United States | 02/21/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The color scheme that was used for this Blu-ray product looks unnatural and is not true to the original film. The color changes are so pathetic that the Blu-ray production should be called "The French Disconnection""
hosenose | 08/18/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"if this is the best transfer for a blue ray product the studio shold be ashamed of itself. I compared it to the original and guess which one was better."