Michael Mann’s Heat has influenced a generation of filmmakers since its release in 1995. The central duel between icons Al Pacino and Robert De Niro reverberates through any action film that suggests that the protagonist and antagonist are two sides of the same coin. (The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is an avowed Mann acolyte.) And the film’s beautifully sprawling vision of Los Angeles still stuns, lifting a story of driven cops and ambitious criminals into the realm of myth.
Heat is now out on Blu-ray in a new Director’s Definitive Edition, which includes a gorgeous new 4K transfer of the film. It also includes a rollicking Q&A with the cast and crew of the film, from last year’s screening of the movie at the Academy. EW is excited to share an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray, wherein Mann discusses the film’s ending. (Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen Heat, but also, you should really see Heat.)