Blu-ray, DVD Release: Truck Turner

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 7, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95, DVD $24.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

The great Isaac Hayes—composer of the greatest film score of all time, which is Shaft, of course—stars in the 1974 “blaxploitation” crime thriller Truck Turner.

The ladies love Isaac Hayes in Truck Turner.

The ladies can’t keep their hands off Isaac Hayes in Truck Turner.

Truck Turner (Hayes) is a football star-turned-bounty hunter who’s tracking a sadistic pimp on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Armed with his brute strength and ace cool partner, Truck closes in on his mark. But a tragic accident soon changes all the rules, and suddenly the hunter finds himself being hunted by the city’s deadliest hired killers! Truck strikes back in a series of wild car chases, shootouts and bone-crunching fistfights.

Directed by Jonathan Kaplan (White Line Fever), the flick features a supporting cast that includes Yaphet Kotto (Across 110th Street), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura of Star Trek), Dick Miller (Gremlins) and Scatman Crothers (The Shining). The original songs and music score are courtesy of Mr. Hayes, of course.

The discs contain the following bonus features:

-Audio Commentary by Director Jonathan Kaplan
-“Trailers From Hell” with Ernest Dickerson
-Q&A at The New Beverly Cinema with Jonathan Kaplan and stuntman Bob Minor– -Hosted by Joe Dante
-Radio Spot


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.