Taxi Driver Returns to Big Screen In Advance of Blu-Ray Release

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:

  • Commentaries:
    • Director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader (recorded in 1986 by The Criterion Collection)
    • Paul Schrader
    • Professor Robert Kolker
  • 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
  • movieIQ
  • You can pre-order the film from Amazon here.

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    Source: AMC Theaters