Blu-ray Info: The French Connection, French Connection II coming to Blu-ray.

Fox Home Entertainment has announced that The French Connection and The French Connection 2 are coming to Blu-ray on Feb 24th. Each will contain new bonus features.

The French Connection:
New York City detectives “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller won five Academy Awards® in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.

Disc One:
NEW HD – William Friedkin Introduction to The French Connection
Commentary by William Friedkin
Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
NEW Trivia Track
NEW Isolated 5.1 Score Track
Theatrical Trailer
NEW D-Box Motion Control

Disc Two:
NEW HD – William Friedkin Discusses Deleted Scenes
*Tailing the Frog
*The Whip Girl
*Devereaux at Work
*Mutchie’s Bar
*Mutchie’s Bar Part 2
*Girl on a Bicycle
*Street Walker
NEW HD Featurette: Anatomy of a Chase
NEW HD Featurette: Gene Hackman on Popeye Doyle
NEW HD Featurette: Friedkin and Grosso Remember the Real French Connection
NEW HD Featurette: Scene of the Crime
NEW HD Featurette: Color Timing The French Connection
NEW HD Featurette: Cop Jazz-The Music of Don Ellis
NEW HD Featurette: Rogue Cop-The Noir Connection
BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle
Making the Connection: The Untold Stories of The French Connection

The French Connection 2
While The French Connection was only the beginning… French Connection II is the climax! Directed by cinematic visionary John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin), the action moves overseas to Marseilles where “Popeye” Doyle is tracking the one drug trafficker that eluded him in New York. After being held captive and tortured by the man he pursues, he enlists the help of the French police and the pulse-pounding chase is on once again.

Commentary by Director John Frankenheimer
NEW HD Featurette: Frankenheimer in Focus
NEW HD Featurette: A Conversation with Gene Hackman
NEW D-Box Motion Control
NEW HD Stills Gallery
NEW Isolated 5.1 Score Track

Each will have a MSRP of $34.99