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on 6 March 2016
This is one of the Martin Scorsese movie's that you have to see, it is a bit of a slow paced movie but that just gives it time to tell you the story and let you try to understand Robert De Niro's character, and why he feels the way he does, when he looks at his surroundings in New York at that time. If you are not familiar with what I mean then look at movies based in New York in the 1970's and compare them with movies based in New York today, and you can see how much New York has changed. The 1970's been very sleazy, covered in graffiti and crime infested in a lot of areas, compared to how much cleaner New York is today. There is still crime in New York, just like there is in most other big cities around the world, but you can definitely see the difference. This is a good movie and a must see for fans of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.
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on 12 May 2015
Scrap the old dvd release

get this new 35th Anniversary blu-ray of Taxi Driver, nice sharp & clear picture quality in 1:85:1 widescreen
plus a new 5.1 Master audio mix which does sound alot clearer & better than the old dvd quality
plus 1-2 hour's worth of special features, old & new
Making Taxi Driver retrospective Documentary taken from the old DVD release
with Martin scorsese, writer Paul schrader, Actors Robert Deniro, Jodie Foster, Cybil sheppard, Harvey Keitel and other
cast & crew from the film
plus other featurettes aswell, Martin scorsese on Taxi Driver, Producing Taxi Driver
Travis's new York locations now & then and other featurettes aswell
plus the old DVD commentary is on this blu-ray aswell
all this on 1 Blu-ray Disc

packaging is ALL REGIONS, but the U.S. blu-ray is a fold out Digi-pak, this U.K. blu-ray is just standard clamshell case
Definitely time to upgrade for sure get this new blu-ray version
5 stars for this blu-ray
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on 5 August 2015
A classic film for good reasons. Travis Bickle manages to be a simple character and a complex one at the same time. The seediness of New York by night is intense, helped along by a lone saxophone. The awkward innocence he displays to get a date with Betsy only to blow it with what he thinks is a perfectly acceptable visit to a porn cinema, is wonderfully acted. The transition from nobody to somebody, by a simple urge to clean up the city which manifests in murder to protect child prostitute Iris, and the classic reaction to a hold-up in a general store, summing up the vigilante side of his disgust with the city and his sense of right and wrong being at odds with the society surrounding him. He goes seamlessly from timid to ruthless. I never tire of watching this film, it is a masterpiece by any definition.
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on 25 February 2015
Epicness at it's finest, Taxi Driver is obviously one of the greatest, if not the greatest movie ever made, its in my top 5 list behind Godfather atm, and I think it is truly a masterpiece at hand, the story is something we have, and proabably never will get again, it is epic. This Scorsese classic is arguably the best Scorsese movie ever made.

I won't go into the details on the story. You are just gunna have to buy it and tell yourself, the 4K 1080p remaster is very very good! I was impressed by this - being that the movie was made in the 70's, it would be difficult to render it to modern 1080p resolution but it was beautiful. Nothing was messed up, the original colours are there, just more beautiful. This is a must buy for all Taxi Driver lovers or just movie lovers or blu ray collectors who wants a saturday movie night watching a great movie.

I recommend this to really anyone over the age of 14, the 18 & over age is a bit farfetched, I'm 14 and I enjoyed this movie alt.
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on 16 November 2014
I'm not going to give you a review of the movie. Instead I will make a brief comment on this release. The picture quality, and enhanced colour is really very good when used with a 4k TV and a player with built in 4K upscaling. It is noticeably better than a standard blu-ray, but I must stress that I was using high end hardware to view it. For those who are unaware, these "mastered in 4k" discs are not providing a 4K source. 4K blu-ray is predicted for late 2015. These are just slightly better looking with the right hardware.
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on 7 January 2015
I forgot how depressing this film is, showing the grimy side of new york, the life of a loner and his desperate end. Difficult to say I enjoyed this film and would not want to watch again too soon. The blu ray is ok but not over impressed with picture, I suppose its as good as its can be given its age but doesnt compare with say The italian job or zulu in terms of wow factor.
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on 1 June 2015
I absolutely love taxi driver it's a classic Robert De Niro is brilliant one of he's best movies if you haven't seen taxi driver then you must the story is amazing the film is slow and I understand it might not be everyone's cup of tea but this is a must see I've watched it so many times and just had to get the 4k Blu Ray does it look amazing especially the price also if you don't own taxi driver buy it right now you won't regret it for sure
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VINE VOICEon 22 January 2013
De Niro is completely compelling in this. He doesn't seem to be acting although his character is clearly holding himself in so much of the time. It's thoroughly gripping, so don't try ironing to it.
The story moves at a fairly slow pace with a sense of inevitability, but this only serves to showcase De Niro's performance. A one-off of extraordinary quality, even without the famous burst of violence (which works in its context and is alarmingly realistic but still shocks).
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on 25 December 2012
Heard so much about this being a classic but never got round to watching it. So glad I bought it! Films of today addressing these themes are often vacuous, lacking characterisation and full of graphic violence all the way through, thus lessening any real emotional impact. This simmers then boils to an explosive climax. Loved it so much I watched it 5 times in a week to make up for never having seen it before. The interviews that are contained as extras give the film added context. GREAT!
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on 22 April 2012
I love New York City. I see it as the ideal home, a fine place to start in the land of opportunity. Then I saw 'Taxi Driver' and realized that if I'd been an adolescent during the 1970's, I'd probably have thought differently.

Martin Scorsese, critically acclaimed movie legend and director of films such as 'Goodfellas, 'Raging Bull' and 'Mean Streets' teams up with his best leading man, Mr Robert De Niro, in what is the tale of a socially repressed insomniac, named Travis Bickle, who takes up a job as a taxi driver, to occupy himself in the night. As the film progresses, we see Travis grow more and more determined to put an end to the 'scum' of New York, when he realizes that the politician Palantine is unable to do this. This opposition to the man he once supported is in part triggered by his potential relationship with one of his employees, Betsy, which after a bad date is never again to resurface.

Bickle, a former marine during the Vietnam War, is then motivated to become a vigilante, after acknowledging that the system isn't going to listen to him, a lowly taxi driver, so he must become the system that will clean up the streets. This film has been categorised as a psychological thriller of sorts, and its no wonder when you see the madness that can be provoked by a man who goes to war. He comes back to his city, knowing the sanctity of life and wishing he could fit in, but he is already too aware of the world he lives in, whilst the rest of the city, corrupt and materialistic walks by.

The tension races throughout the film, all the way up to the big climax, where Travis murders three men, in order to rescue Iris (Jodie Foster), a prostitute, only in her late teens. The end is for you, the viewer to enjoy for yourself, seeing as the vibe you've probably picked up from this review, is what I hope to be a positive one. So positive, that you'll be motivated to buy it right now and watch it for yourself, the cinematic and New York landmark that is Taxi Driver.
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