Posted Thu May 16, 2013 at 01:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
John Schlesinger's 1976 classic will find a home on Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will be releasing 'Marathon Man' on Blu-ray on September 10.
Doc Levy (Roy Scheider) is an American secret agent who has been running interference between the US government and escaped Nazi war criminal Szell (Laurence Olivier). Believing that Doc has stolen a valuable cache of gems, Szell emerges from his South American hi ding place and heads for New York. He has Doc killed, then kidnaps Doc's in-the-dark brother Babe (Dustin Hoffman). Repeating the ph rase "Is it safe?" over and over, Szell, a onetime concentration camp dentist, tries to extract information from Babe. 'Marathon Man' traces Babe Levy's progression from pacifistic naif to cynical street-smart scrapper.
Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Marathon Man' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 10.
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