Last Sunday, Taxi Driver was one of the films mentioned by Steven Spielberg as a movie that lost the Best Picture race at its respective Academy Awards ceremony but still managed to become a culture landmark — perhaps even overshadowing the movie that did beat it (in the case of Taxi Driver, it was beaten by Rocky in 1976).
Martin Scorcese’s film has endured throughout the years — finding new audiences with every generation of film fans. Now, as the film celebrates its 35th anniversary, AMC Theaters will be presenting a special 4K Digital screening of Taxi Driver. Two screenings will take place — the first on Saturday, March 19 at 8 PM and the second at 8 PM on Tuesday, March 22. A free mini-poster will be made available with the purchase of a ticket.
For a full list of participating theaters, visit AMC’s website.
If you don’t have a theater near your home that’s playing the movie, don’t fret. Taxi Driver will be coming to Blu-ray on April 5 — featuring the same 4K digital restoration that the film received from its original negative. Special features will include:
Interactive Script to Screen
Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver
God’s Lonely Man
Producing Taxi Driver
Influence and Appreciation: A Martin Scorsese Tribute
Taxi Driver Stories
Making Taxi Driver
Travis’ New York
Travis’ New York Locations
Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Martin Scorsese
Animated Photo Galleries
- Director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader (recorded in 1986 by The Criterion Collection)
- Paul Schrader
- Professor Robert Kolker
You can pre-order the film from Amazon here.
Tags: Academy Awards, Criterion Collection, Rocky, Steven Spielberg, Taxi Driver
Source: AMC Theaters