Blu-ray Release: Busting

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 7, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $17.36
Studio: Kino Lorber

Elliott Gould (Contagion) and Robert Blake (In Cold Blood) are a pair of L.A. tough guy vice cops in the 1974 crime thriller Busting, which has been newly remastered in HD!

Elliott Gould and Robert Blake in Busting

Elliott Gould and Robert Blake in Busting

Keneely (Gould) and Farrel (Blake) find themselves in a bitter conflict with their corrupt superiors as they wage a two-men war against crime czar Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield, The Conversation). And even when they’re demoted to staking out a public bathroom after they get involved in a nasty shootout, the pair remain ready to break every rule in the book to bring their quarry to justice.

The debut of writer and director Peter Hyams (Running Scared), Busting also features appearances by Antonio Fargas (Across 110th Street), Michael Lerner (Atlas Shrugged, Part One), Sid Haig (Galaxy of Terror), Cornelia Sharpe (Serpico) and William Sylvester (2001: A Space Odyssey). The film is acknowledged as the main inspiration for the TV show Starsky & Hutch, which was launched in 1975.

Newly re-mastered in HD, the Blu-ray debut of Busting includes the following bonus features:

-Audio Commentary by Director Peter Hyams
-Audio Commentary with Star Elliott Gould and Film Critic Kim Morgan
-Trailers for Busting, The Long Goodbye and Running Scared


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.