Driver, The (4K UHD/Region B BLU-RAY Combo)
UK Import. 4K UHD disc is All Region. Blu-Ray is Region B locked, will only play on All Region players.
A cool cult classic cited by directors including Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) as a major influence on their work, THE DRIVER was written and directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors) and first released in 1978.
The film stars Ryan O'Neal (Love Story), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Isabelle Adjani (Possession). O'Neal plays a getaway driver whose exceptional talent has prevented him being caught, Dern plays the relentless detective who sets out to trap him and Adjani plays the mysterious gambler who goes along for the thrill of the game.
The neo-noir action thriller takes place in the dark streets of a deserted downtown LA and features a number of breath-taking car chase sequences, celebrated as some of the greatest in movie history, including The Driver hot-wiring a Ford to make good an escape from a casino heist, before being pursued by a succession of police cars; a thrilling set piece where The Driver demonstrates his abilities during the infamous destruction of a Mercedes in an underground car park; and the end chase which is an exhilarating, superbly shot sequence from the freeway to an abandoned warehouse for a tense final showdown.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM BY COLORWORKS SUPERVISED BY WALTER HILL*
- HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
- NEW Masterclass: Walter Hill - An exclusive masterclass with writer-director Walter Hill recorded at Reims Competition 2022
- NEW Interview with Walter Hill
- Alternate opening sequence
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature