16 April 2024
Ryan O'Neal in The Driver (1978)

Walter Hill’s The Driver Getting A 4K Re-Release

Before there was Driver or even Baby Driver there was The Driver. Studiocanal have announced they are set to release Walter Hill’s classic Neo-Noir. Coming to UK cinemas next month then to home release in December in glorious 4K.

The film stars Ryan O’Neal (Love Story), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Isabelle Adjani (Possession). O’Neal plays a getaway driver whose exceptional talent has prevented him being caught. Dern plays the relentless detective who sets out to trap him. Adjani plays the mysterious gambler who goes along for the thrill of the game.

The action thriller takes place in the dark streets of a deserted downtown LA and features a number of breath-taking car chase sequences, celebrated as some of the greatest in movie history. hot-wiring a Ford to make good an escape from a casino heist, thrilling set pieces and superbly shot sequences.

Studiocanal UK have released a new Trailer for the release, check it out…

A spectacular 4K restoration of Walter Hill’s 70s classic car chase movie THE DRIVER. A cool cult classic cited by directors including Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) as a major influence on their work, THE DRIVER was written and directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors) and first released in 1978. The film stars Ryan O’Neal (Love Story), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Isabelle Adjani (Possession). O’Neal plays a getaway driver whose exceptional talent has prevented him being caught, Dern plays the relentless detective who sets out to trap him and Adjani plays the mysterious gambler who goes along for the thrill of the game.

Special Features:

  • New Masterclass: Walter Hill – An exclusive masterclass with writer-director Walter Hill recorded at Reims Festival 2022                          
  • New Interview with Walter Hill
  • Alternate opening sequence                      
  • Trailer                       
  • Teasers

The Driver will be in UK cinemas from 11th November. Then available on Steelbook, UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 5th December.


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