The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Blu-ray) R

We are going to kill one passenger a minute until New York City pays us 1 million dollars.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 5, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Note: Interview with star Hector Elizondo
    • Interview with composer David Shire
    • Interview with editor Jerry Greenberg
    • Audio commentary by actor/filmmaker Pat Healy and film programmer/historian Jim Healy
    • "Trailers From Hell" with Josh Olson
    • Animated montage of stills and posters
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 9,418
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] nervy thriller propelled by a sleazy funk score, drenched in the sweaty intensity of grizzled crims Robert Shaw and Martin Balsam. It's one of the great NYC movies...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2012
... hasn't the credentials of Dog Day Afternoon or The French Connection but this ingenious crime caper / hostage drama is one of the great New York crime films of the 1970s. Full Review
Seanax.com
Mar 30, 2017
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This exceptional thriller is filled with colorful characters and crackling dialogue -- and always has one more surprise up its sleeve. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jul 9, 2016
The large, well-characterized cast is ably headed by Walter Matthau, whose wonderfully weary sense of irony is perfect. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Oct 3, 2018
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan.
Variety
Mar 4, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- The original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was made 35 years ago, yet it retains a quality of cool that will remain long after people have forgotten the current version. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Jun 10, 2009
Rating: B+ -- Smart, tense, and funny, Joseph Sargent's thriller is a product of its times, reflecting New York in the 1970s and part of a cycle of urban paranoia movie, such as French Connection and Dog Day Afternoon. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jul 3, 2009

Product Description:

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE superbly achieves what few other movies do: a successful blend of thrills, style, comedy, drama, suspense and action. It is the precursor for many thrillers of the 1990s, from indie hits like Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS, and more popular, Hollywood vehicles like SPEED.

The story focuses on four criminals who hijack a subway car and demand one million dollars from the mayor of New York, threatening to kill one hostage per minute if their demands aren't met. The hijackers are Mr. Blue (Robert Shaw), the crafty and efficient leader; Mr. Green (Martin Balsam), the train driver; Mr. Gray (Hector Elizondo), the hothead; and Mr. Brown (Earl Hindman), a nervous, stuttering man. New York City transit lieutenant Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) goes above and beyond his call of duty to play negotiator with the hijackers. The camera grabs the viewer by taking him down into dark gritty hallows of the subway tunnels and into the midst of the harrowing situation on the hijacked car. Based on the book by John
Godey, TAKING OF PELHAM is a true classic that depicts the dark, crime-ridden climate of 1970s New York city.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 2, 1974
  • Ever since the release of the film, no #6 train has ever been scheduled to leave Pelham Bay Park at either 13:23 or 01:23.
  • Filmed mostly in the tunnels leading to the decommissioned IND Court St. station in Brooklyn. The station itself served as Grand Central and 28th St.
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  • Sales Rank: 84,402
  • UPC: 738329203085
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