Taxi Driver gets all gusied up for a;Limited Collector’s Edition in August

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced they will be releasing a “2-disc Limited Collector’s Edition” of Taxi Driver on August 14th.

Paul Schrader’s gritty screenplay depicts the ever-deepening alienation of Vietnam Veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro in a tour-de-force performance), a psychotic cab driver who obsessively cruises the mean streets of Manhattan.

TD was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Actor (Robert De Niro) Best Supporting Actress (Jodi Foster) and Best Picture.

The American Film Institute ranks TD #47 on their list of the 100 greatest films.

Extras include:
Deleted scenes/alternate scenes
Two alternate endings
Video introduction by Martin Scorsese
Audio commentary by Writer Paul Schrader
Audio commentary by Professor Robert Kolker
Producing Taxi Driver featurette
Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver featurette
Martin Scorsese Tribute featurette
Making Taxi Driver, God’s Lonely Man documentary
English and Spanish subtitles (Habla para me?)

What exactly is meant by “limited edition,” I honestly don’t know.

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