Oscar winner Martin Scorsese's classic of modern cinema, Taxi Driver, arrives as a two-disc Limited Collector's Edition DVD on August 14, 2007. This powerful, angst-ridden urban drama was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and features Oscar-favorites Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster in career-defining performances. De Niro plays the legendary Travis Bickle, a traumatized Vietnam War veteran who takes a job as a night-time Taxi Driver in New York City. When he encounters a 12-year-old prostitute named Iris, played by then-13-year-old Foster, Travis is sets forth to rescue her from an exploitive pimp (Oscar-nominee Harvey Keitel) in an unforgettably brutal bloodbath. The Taxi Driver Limited Collector's Edition DVD is packed with bonus features including a video introduction by director Martin Scorsese, an "Influence and Appreciation" documentary including interviews with a mix of film-makers, actors and critics on the cinematic importance of Taxi Driver, a Making-Of documentary and a "Taxi Driver Locations" feature comparing Travis Bickle's New York with the city today. This Taxi Driver Limited Collector's Edition will be available in a two-disc DVD set for an SRP of $24.96.

Synopsis:

At 26, Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (De Niro) is slipping slowly into isolation and violence on the streets of New York City. Trying to solve his insomnia by driving a yellow cab on the night shift, he grows increasingly disgusted by the people who hang out at night: "Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." His touching attempts to woo Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a Senator's campaign worker, turn sour when he takes her to a porn movie on their first date. He even fails in his attempt to persuade child prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster) to desert her pimp, Sport (Harvey Keitel), and return to her parents and school. Driven to the edge by powerlessness, he buys four handguns and sets out to assassinate the Senator, heading for the infamy of a "lone crazed gunman."

DVD Features:

- Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver

- Producing Taxi Driver

- "Influence and Appreciation" - Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Roger Corman and others pay tribute to Scorsese and the film

- "God's Lonely Man" - Writer Paul Schrader and Professor Robert Kolker discuss the loneliness themes as seen in the film. Schrader also talks about what circumstances lead to writing the screenplay

- Travis' New York Locations - We visit the famous locations in New York City 2006, and compare them to the same locations in 1975.

- Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Martin Scorsese Introduction

- New Commentary by Writer Paul Schrader

- New Commentary by Professor Robert Kolker

- Taxi Driver Stories

- Making Of Documentary

- Animated Photo Galleries

- Original Screenplay

Technical Specs:

- Run Time: 114 minutes

- Rating: R

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Evan Jacobs