Blu-ray Release: The Choirboys

Blu-ray Release Date: March 2, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $24.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Robert Aldrich, the acclaimed director of The Killing of Sister George comes 1977’s The Choirboys, a  raunchy, hilarious black comedy exposing the everyday lives of ten metropolitan policemen.

Charles Durning (True Confessions), James Woods (Cop), Louis Gossett Jr. (Diggstown), Perry King (Class of 1984) and a bunch of other familiar faces lead a group of rank-and-file policemen from the Los Angeles Police Department, who look for ways to cope with the pressures of the job. Dubbed “choirboys” for their after-hours shenanigans, they meet for “choir practice”—periodic relaxation sessions at which the group gets drunk, chases women, plays practical jokes and reveals their innermost fears.

It’s based on the novel by legendary novelist and ex-policeman Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field, The Black Marble).

Special features on the Blu-ray include the following:
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
-NEW Interview with Actor Don Stroud
-Radio Spots
-Theatrical Trailer
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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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.