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    Taxi Driver On Blu-ray

    No word on special features or specs yet, but Amazon has Taxi Driver up for pre-order on Blu-ray, listed as coming out on 4/5/2011.

    It's about damn time!
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    Am still happy w/ my Criterion LD of that one.
    It's not going to suck itself...

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    I wanna see the movie on the porno theater screen in as HD as possible.

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    I've only seen Taxi Driver all the way through once so I'd be happy to see the Blu-ray...
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    Wicked! Just talking about this yesterday. I can't find my DVD, and was contemplating buying that fancy double discer, but i'll hold off until the blu.

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    Specs (found at Bad Ass Digest)!

    • Interactive “Script to Screen” feature, exclusive to Blu-ray. Explore the Taxi Driver script like never before in this interactive experience. The script will automatically scroll as the film plays so you can read along and discover the stage direction notes along with differences from the original script to the finished film.
    • Original 1986 Commentary with Director Martin Scorsese and Writer Paul Schrader recored by The Criterion Collection
    • “Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver” featurette
    • “Producing Taxi Driver,” a behind-the-scenes featurette
    • “Influence and Appreciation” – Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Roger Corman and others pay tribute to Scorsese and the film in this video homage
    • “God’s Lonely Man” – a documentary featuring screenwriter Paul Schrader and Professor Robert Kolker discussing the loneliness themes as seen in the film. Schrader also talks about what circumstances lead to writing the screenplay
    • “Travis’ New York Locations” – a contemporary, video visit to the film’s famous locations in New York City, comparing them to the same locations used in 1975
    • Video bonus: “Storyboard to Film Comparisons,” with a Martin Scorsese Introduction
    • Commentaries by writer Paul Schrader and professor Robert Kolker, discussing the film scene-by-scene
    • “Taxi Driver Stories” featurette—taxi tales as told by real life New York city cab drivers
    • “Making Of Taxi Driver” Documentary
    • Animated Photo Galleries that include photo montages featuring the film’s music score, location shots taken during filming and Martin Scorsese at work
    • The Taxi Driver 35th anniversary edition also features movieIQ+sync, which gives you the full movieIQ experience on your computer or iPhone by linking to your Blu-ray Disc. Once connected, movieIQ+sync will display all of the great information movieIQ offers on your computer screen or iPhone instead of onscreen, all while staying synchronized to the movie!
    • Trailers
    No isolated score, sadly, but otherwise this looks good - nice to see the Criterion commentary pulled over.
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    Hmm, this might be worth it now.
    It's not going to suck itself...

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    I'm all over this. Di Leo in March and Scorcese in April? Awesome.

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    Gonna be a good spring for tough and gritty.
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