Serpico (Blu-ray)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Al Pacino John Randolph

1973 USA

Crime Drama

#79

£12.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1973
  • Runtime: 130
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 18
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Genre: Crime
  • SKU: EKA70126
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2014
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SYNOPSIS

Sidney Lumet’s 1973 crime drama Serpico remains one of the most influential cop movies – alongside Al Pacino’s nuanced performance in a disturbing portrait of corruption and morality in the city that never sleeps.

A plainclothes street patrolman, Frank Serpico (Pacino) might be the best cop in New York, but he’s unwilling to play dirty and give into the police corruption surrounding drugs, violence, and kickbacks that his colleagues indulge in every day. When he decides to expose those around him, Frank finds himself a target – not just to the city’s criminals, but to his own peers.

Shot on location and based on real events, Serpico captures the grit of New York in a way no film has rivalled, not just for its toned down realism, but also its bleakness; Lumet portrays his hometown city with brutal cynicism and frank immediacy. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Serpico for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New high-definition 1080p presentation
  • Original mono and 5.1 surround soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Three video documentaries: SERPICO: From Real to Reel; Inside SERPICO; and SERPICO: Favorite Moments
  • Photo gallery with an audio commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 44-PAGE FULL-COLOUR BOOKLET containing a new and exclusive essay about the film by Karina Longworth, author of Al Pacino: Anatomy of an Actor; vintage interview material; and rare archival imagery