Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 5, 2016
Price: DVD $12.49, Blu-ray $16.49
Studio: Kino Lorber


Directed with New York City-styled grit to spare by Joseph Sargent, the great 1974 action thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three stars Walter Matthau (Who’s Got the Action?), Robert Shaw (Jaws), Martin Balsam (Psycho), Hector Elizondo (Report to the Commissioner), Kenneth McMillan (Dune) and Doris Roberts (Hester Street).

Hector Elizondo catches a train--and then some--in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Hector Elizondo catches a train–and then some–in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In the movie, a A gang of thugs who have hijacked a subway train near New York’s Pelham Station threaten to kill one hostage per minute. Forced to stall the assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue made, NYC police lieutenant Zachary Garber (Matthua) must somehow ad-lib, con and outmaneuver one of the craftiest, cruelest villains ever.

Kino Lorber’s 42nd Anniversary Editions of the flick contain the following bonus features:

• Interview with Star Hector Elizondo
• Interview with Composer David Shire
• Interview with Editor Jerry Greenberg
• Audio Commentary by Actor/Filmmaker Pat Healy and Film Historian Jim Healy
• “Trailers From Hell” with Josh Olson
• Animated Montage of Stills and Posters
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Reverse Blu-ray Art

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