Scorsese’s Taxi Driver headed for hi-def Blu-ray

Wanna see a younger but just as captivating Robert Dinero in a Scorsese film that is “One of the 100 best films of all time” according to the American Film Institute? Sony Pictures will release Taxi Driver on hi-def Blu-ray on April 5, 2011. Taxi Driver (1976) was written by Paul Schrader and stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and Albert Brooks.

The Blu-ray release contains director and writer commentaries recorded by The Criterion Collection in 1986, interactive feature “Script to Screen,” and full feature commentaries by both Scorsese and Schrader. Featurettes and documentaries include “God’s Lonely Man” (22 min.), “Making Taxi Driver” (70 min.) and “Taxi Driver Stories” (22 min.) among other extras. There are about three hours of extra content on this release. (View all extras.)

The BD is formatted in 1080p video resolution at 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 5-channel DTS-HD Master Audio. Disc extras also include BD-Live and movieIQ.

The American Film Institute calls Taxi Driver “One of the 100 best films of all time.” For those of you who want to catch a digital version of the film

Taxi Driver | Blu-ray Disc List Price: $24.95 | Amazon: $12.99 | Pre-order

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