Posted Fri Jun 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The Oscar-nominated film starring Al Pacino and John Cazale will be getting a 40th anniversary Blu-ray edition in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers says 'Dog Day Afternoon: 40th Anniversary Edition' will be available on Blu-ray on September 15.
Pacino and Lumet (collaborators on Serpico) reteam for the drama which currently has a 97% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes® Score. Pacino plays mastermind Sonny and Cazale is his partner Sal -- two optimistic nobodies who set out to rob a bank, and unexpectedly create a media circus and a complete disaster.
The 2-disc release includes a DVD bonus disc of I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, a documentary produced by Brett Ratner for RatPac Documentary Films, which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. “Both touching and an informative look at the actor’s craft, director Richard Shepard’s documentary talks to a who’s-who of Cazale’s contemporaries as well as younger actors who revere him. Before it’s done, he’ll break your heart all over again,” noted Variety’s Brian Lowry. Shepard talks with Cazale’s co-stars, friends, and admirers in a tribute to talent taken too soon. The two-disc set also includes commentary by Sidney Lumet along with four vintage special features: two extended interviews and two short films featuring Cazale in front of and behind the camera.
Cazale’s short six-year acting career included only four other films besides Dog Day Afternoon – The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation and The Deer Hunter. In 1978, just after wrapping the latter, Cazale died tragically at age 42 and cinema was robbed of one of its brightest talents.
You can find the latest specs for 'Dog Day Afternoon: 40th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 15.
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