Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition
Travis Bickle spends his nights driving a taxi through the crime- and whore-infested neighborhoods of New York City. Days, he subsists on pornography and junk food. Detached and inarticulate, he keeps a journal documenting the rot he sees around him and the growing rot inside him. He spends his life in squalor, and is at once repulsed and ensnared by it. Spurned at love, Travis fixates on Iris (Jodie Foster), an adolescent prostitute. Travis sets out to save her soul and purge his own demons in the only violent way his narrow, enraged mind can conceive. Taxi Driver is a near perfect-film, and has managed to assimilate into our cultural consciousness in very deep, and sometimes disturbing, ways. Robert De Niro's performance as Travis Bickle has become an icon of dislocation, both charming and repellent, eager only to please or destroy. Director Martin Scorsese's kinetic, brooding style has never been better used. Also starring Cybil Shepherd, Harvey Keitel as Foster's pimp Sport, and Albert Brooks. Great, menacing score by Bernard Herrman was the great composer's last. This Collector's Edition is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and 2.0 Dolby. Extras include a long making of documentary featuring all the principal cast and crew, the full screenplay with interactive access to corresponding scenes, theatrical trailer, advertising materials, storyboards of the climactic sequence, photo montage, portrait gallery, and textual supplements.
(Editor's note: Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition was originally issued by Columbia TriStar in a Warner snap-case, but it has since been re-issued in a keep-case.)