Blu-ray Release: Ronin

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 29, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $25.19
Studio: Arrow Video

From director John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) comes the action-packed 1998 crime thriller Ronin, starring Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver) and Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional).

On a rain-swept night in Paris, an international crack team of professional thieves assembles, summoned by a shady crime syndicate fronted by the enigmatic Deirdre (Natascha McElhone, TV’s Californication). Their mission: to steal a heavily guarded briefcase from armed mobsters, its contents undisclosed. But what begins as a routine heist soon spirals into chaos, with the group beset by a series of double-crosses and constantly shifting allegiances, and it falls to world-weary former CIA strategist Sam (De Niro) and laconic Frenchman Vincent (Reno) to hold the mission together.

The chase is on in the 1998 crime thriller Ronin

Ronin features one of the last great over-the-top but still realistic car chases through the streets of Paris (in Peugeots, a BMW, an Audi and a Citroen).

Presented in a new 4K restoration approved by director of photography Robert Fraisse, Arrow’s Blu-ray edition contains the following features:

– Original English 5.1 audio (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer
– Brand new video interview with director of photography Robert Fraisse
– Paul Joyce documentary on Robert De Niro
– Ronin: Filming in the Fast Lane, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette
– Through the Lens, an archival interview with Robert Fraisse
– The Driving of Ronin, an archival featurette on the film’s legendary car stunts
– Natascha McElhone: An Actor’s Process, an archival interview with the actress
– Composing the Ronin Score, an archival interview with composer Elia Cmiral
– In the Ronin Cutting Room, an archival interview with editor Tony Gibbs
– Venice Film Festival interviews with Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Natascha McElhone
– Alternate ending
– Theatrical trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips


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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.