Posted Mon Oct 17, 2016 at 01:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The 1985 crime thriller is getting a special Blu-ray edition next month.
As previously reported, Shout Factory will be releasing 'To Live and Die in L.A.: Special Edition' on Blu-ray on November 22.
When a notorious, highly sophisticated counterfeiter murders his partner, Secret Service agent Richard Chance (William Petersen) launches a furious vendetta to capture the man responsible. But master counterfeiter Rick Masters (Willem Dafoe) is always just one step ahead of Chance in William Friedkin's thrilling, suspenseful crime drama. With violent shoot-outs and a turbulent chase scene reminiscent of Friedkin's own The French Connection, To Live and Die in L.A. broke with tradition by making the ostensible hero as morally reprehensible as the villain he pursues. Clashing with bureaucratic obstacles, Chance is forced to break the rules in order to procure cash for a sting operation, but the risks he takes snowball into an avalanche of violence and moral repercussions, leading to a morally ambiguous cul-de-sac from which there may be no return.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release will include a new 4K scan of the negative supervised and approved by William Friedkin and supplements include: NEW Taking A Chance – An Interview With William Petersen; NEW Wrong Way: The Stunts Of To Live And Die In L.A. – An Interview With Stunt Coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker; NEW So In Phase: Scoring To Live And Die In L.A. – An Interview With The Band Wang Chung (Jack Hues And Nick Feldman); NEW Renaissance Woman In L.A. – An Interview With Actress Debra Feuer; NEW Doctor For A Day – An Interview With Actor Dwier Brown; Audio Commentary With Director William Friedkin; Deleted Scene And Alternate Ending; Counterfeit World: The Making Of To Live And Die In L.A.; Still Gallery; Theatrical Trailer; and Radio Spot.
You can find the latest specs for 'To Live and Die in L.A.: Special Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 22.
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