4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Release: Vigilante (1982)

4K UHD & Blu-ray Release Date: Available now
Price: 4K UHD/Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Blue Underground/MVD

New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Jackie Brown) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge. Now there s a new breed of marauder loose on the city streets, enforcing his own kind of law. His justice is swift. His methods are violent. He is the Vigilante!

Robert Forster and Woody Strode in 1982’s Vigilante.

Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), Richard Bright (The Getaway), Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Woody Strode (Spartacus), Joe Spinell (Taxi Driver) and Salsa legend Willie Colon co-star in Vigilante, a hard-hitting 1982 exploitation classic from director William Lustig (Maniac) that many critics consider to be better and more shocking than the original Death Wish. Now Blue Underground’s new edition of Vigilante features a new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival extras.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s included in the cult classic:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation
  • Audio: English: Dolby Atmos; English: 5.1 DTS-HD; English: 2.0 DTS-HD; French, Italian, German: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Stars Robert ForsterFred Williamson and Frank Pesce
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Blue Collar DEATH WISH Interviews with Writer Richard Vetere, Star RutanyaAlda, Associate Producer/First A.D./Actor Randy Jurgensen, and others
  • NEW! Urban Western – Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Promotional Reel
  • Poster & Still Galleries
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
  • BONUS! 3D Lenticular Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

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About Laurence

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.