British distributors Eureka Entertainment have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973), starring Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, and Tony Roberts. Serpico will be available for purchase on February 24th.
In addition to the standard release, Eureka Entertainment will also have available for sale a Limited SteelBook Edition. See our listing here.
Sidney Lumet's 1973 crime drama Serpico remains one of the most influential cop movies Ė alongside Al Pacino's nuanced performance in a disturbing portrait of corruption and morality in the city that never sleeps.
A plainclothes street patrolman, Frank Serpico (Pacino) might be the best cop in New York, but his unwillingness to play dirty and give into police corruption of drugs, violence, and kickbacks his colleagues indulge in every day. When he decides to expose those around him, Frank finds himself a target, not just to the city's criminals, but his own peers.
Shot on location and based on real events, Serpico captures the grit of New York in a way no film has rivalled, not just for its toned down realism, but also the bleakness Lumet portrays within his hometown city with brutal cynicism with frank immediacy.
Original theatrical trailer
Video documentary Serpico: Reel to Real
Video documentary Inside Serpico
Video piece Serpico: Favorite Moments
More to be revealed closer to release!
36-PAGE FULL-COLOUR BOOKLET featuring a new and exclusive essay by critic and author of Al Pacino: Anatomy of an Actor, Karina Longworth; rare archival imagery, and more!
Wow. Less than a week after I received my preorder of Serpico's US blu-ray comes this surprise. No worries. I love the film enough that I just placed my preorder for this MoC UK steelbook version. Looking forward to receiving it. Nice to see it's receiving the deluxe treatment it deserves.