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Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Robert De Niro , Jodie Foster , Martin Scorsese    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
  • Directors: Martin Scorsese
  • Writers: Paul Schrader
  • Producers: Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips, Phillip M. Goldfarb
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 1999
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0767830555
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,573 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film", Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realised characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure whether this was going to be a good purchase after reading both good and bad reviews on its blu ray transfer.
But after watching it, I can only say... NO REGRETS!!!
The one disc blu ray comes in a typical blu ray plastic case inside a protective cardboard sleeve, both the case and the sleeve have the same image and film information on the front and back.
The blu ray contains some great extras including commentary from Scorsese, from storyboard to screen comparisons and much more.
For anyone worrying about the transfer to blu ray, DON'T. Its a film made in 1975, transfered with a 1080p HD 1.85:1 ratio, leaving the picture really good throughout, especially in the daylight scenes.
The sound is crisp and the dialogue clear.
Highly recommend this classic for anyone wanting to buy it for the first time, or wanting to upgrade from VHS or DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...clean the scum off the film shelves" 23 Aug 2003
Format:VHS Tape
i rate taxi driver as de niro's defining role. better than raging bull because it defined the disillusionment and awakening of the 70's. the film is grubby and superbly shot. everything about this film hits the right mood and feel. travis is completely riveting and the film works, as well, as a character examination.
numerous homages to earlier works can also be found for movie buffs. where have we seen that focus on the eyes before? i think where this film succeeds is in its iconography. de niro became an icon through this film and the effect it had on its audiences and the effect it has today. the first real anti-hero? certainly the best and most ambiguous.
this film tells the story of the disenchantment of a taxi driver and the rising feelings that something needs to be done to save society. i think this is something we have all felt. the character of travis succeeds because we all wish we could free ourselves enough to let ourselves do something like that too.
we connect with travis via this recognition and this is cemented in the classic 'you talkin to me' scene. who hasn't enacted what they would do in a confrontation?
and that is the power of this film. you MUST see this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Speaks to the loneliness 27 April 2013
By Tando
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film is a masterclass of writing, acting, and directing. Paul Schrader admits to being a bit like Travis when he wrote this, and so he empathised with the loneliness and the contradictions of a personality who wants love but when he gets a date, takes her to a porno theatre to show her what a loser he is. And who writes in his diary about the importance of getting healthy and then sits staring at a tv popping pills and eating bread and cereals laced with whiskey. He is a social misfit, a reject determined to remain rejected, because to his subconscious mind this is what he deserves, no matter what he writes and says. I like that the script doesnt explain why he is this way, but just shows the behaviour and allows our imagination to fill in the gaps. De Niro prepared by driving a taxi and he IS the character more than in any other movie he made.
The only scenes that i don't quite believe are those between Travis and Betsy, played by Cybill Shepherd. Here the writing is not so realistic, as i don't believe she would go out with a guy like him, not even for a coffee, and when he tells her he feels there is a strong connection between them, and asks if she feels the same, she replies "I wouldnt be here if i didn't." That is the worst line in the whole movie, but is taken from many ad-libbed versions of scenes between the two actors, who never look comfortable together. That aside, Taxi Driver spoke to the souls of thousands of lonely outsiders, rejects, so called losers in life, but in reality it is the life itself that is fundamentally unnatural for humans to live in, being a slave-like existence with little or no affection or love.Travis reacts in a natural way to this unnatural city existence,and so for me he is normal, while all the people who put forward a fake front of self control and enjoyment in place of the turmoil they should be exhibiting, it is they who are the unnatural ones. Scorcese's best film and De Niro's best acting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A legendary and very powerful masterpiece 4 Jun 2014
Format:Blu-ray
Taxi Driver is simply one of the greatest films ever achieved in America Cinema. The film studies the dark and complex misanthrope, Travis Bickle, and Taxi Driver covers problems including loneliness, post-traumatic stress disorder and desperation with him. Martin Scorsese exceptionally spans the medium as well to make Taxi Driver into an absolutely evocative and fascinating experience. The cinematography from Chapman is stunning and flawless, Bernard Hermann's score is brilliantly atmospheric, and De Niro's legendary performance is tremendously mesmerizing and powerful. Travis Bickle is also one of the greatest anti-heroes ever portrayed in cinema and he is an absolutely fascinating being. Taxi Driver exceptionally depicts the problems of a corrupt inner-city world with him and the film achieves to craft a bold and very powerful study of it.

The Blu-Ray for Taxi Driver beautifully restores this heavily and truly lauded film and makes each shot amazing and haunting. Overall, Taxi Driver is a powerful, stunning and mesmerizing character study and one of the finest ever portrayed.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Career Making Performance and Film 23 Oct 2006
Format:DVD
This the film that really nailed it for Scorcese and DeNiro. Jodi Foster is amazing, especially as she was just at the stage of her career when she was making the transition to more grown-up fare. There is also a sterling support cast including a brilliant "Peter Boyle" as the Wizard and Harvey Keitel in the part of the pimp which he had Scorcese build up for him. The score from an ailing Bernard Harman is among the best and most disquieting of his work (sadly his last score he died on the day the recording was completed). The dvd extras are the kind I really like, quality rather than quantity. I mean who needs an extra dvd of stuff most probably taken from the media hand-outs given to the press? What you have hear is a really good length (70 min) making of with all the main movers and shakers taking part; Scorcese, DeNiro, Shepherd, Keitel, Shraeder. The only thing I'm slightly dissapointed about is that there is no mention of the rumoured animosity between DeNiro and Shepherd. Hell, maybe they've put the past behind them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
DE NIRO AT HIS BEST.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taxi driver
classic film , superbly acted , our grandchildren watched it and loved it
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Published 17 days ago by Sam Tebbutt
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding Scorsese/De Niro motion picture
I won't deny I like my De Niro films and I have a soft spot for the edgy slightly off beat Scorsese direction that works so well. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Mr Baz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film purchased as a present
Arrived promptly and as described. Great film purchased as a present.
Published 21 days ago by Lava
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning filmmaking
One of the finest examples of the brilliant partnership between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, 'Taxi Driver' is a haunting (made even more so by Bernard Herrmann's score)... Read more
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Published 1 month ago by IAN DORAN
3.0 out of 5 stars ... Niro films and I have to say I didn't like this one very much
I am gradually working my through De Niro films and I have to say I didn't like this one very much. I know it has had rave reviews but how this film got them I have no idea,I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by merlin
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