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Learn more about Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Blu-ray):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 223704551
UPC: 883904251231
UPC 14: 00883904251231
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
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.


Video Features Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Tcfhe/mgm
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/1/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1974
Video UPC UPC: 00883904251231
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
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Expert Review The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Sherry Lipp Reviews
Published on: 12/7/2011 2:12 PM
The original 1974 version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a gripping thriller about the hijacking of a New York City subway train. The film stars Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Walter Matthau, and Hector Elizondo. The film is based on a 1973 novel of the same name. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a dark and gritty look at 1970’s New York. The film is free of modern action film clichés, which allows the thirty-seven year old film to remain fresh and the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Martin Balsam
Video Cast Info Robert Shaw
Video Cast Info Walter Matthau
Video Cast Info Lee Wallace
Video Cast Info Hector Elizondo
Video Cast Info Earl Hindman
Video Cast Info Jerry Stiller
Video Cast Info James Broderick
Video Cast Info Dick O'Neill
Video Cast Info Gene Rudolf - Art Director
Video Cast Info David Shire - Composer
Video Cast Info Jerry Greenberg - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Q. Lovett - Editor
Video Cast Info Owen Roizman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Peter Stone - Writer
Video Cast Info John Godey - Writer
Video Cast Info Edgar J. Scherick - Producer
Video Cast Info Gabriel Katzka - Producer
Video Cast Info Joseph Sargent - Director

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Product attributeVideo Format:   Blu-Ray
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