Blu-ray, DVD Release: Joe (1970)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 24, 2018
Price: DVD $13.95, Blu-ray $16.45
Studio: Olive Films

The 1970 drama Joe, directed by John G. Avildsen (The Karate Kid), written by Norman Wexler (whose screenplay garnered an Oscar nomination) and starring Peter Boyle (Taxi Driver), makes its Blu-ray debut with this Olive Films release.

Boyle is Joe Curran, the titular everyman and unabashed hippie-hater. Joe, who equates hippies with everything un-American, finds a kindred spirit in Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick, Chances Are), an advertising executive who makes Joe’s acquaintance at a neighborhood bar, boasting that he killed a drug-dealing hippie (Patrick McDermott, The French Connection). Bill, pressed for facts by the intrigued Joe, recants saying that he was merely joking. But when a news report confirms the incident, vigilante justice is set in motion…

Along with featuring the screen debut of Susan Sarandon (Tammy), Joe co-star Audrey Caire (They Saved Hitler’s Brain) and K Callan (American Gigolo).

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