Taxi Driver returning to theaters for 40th anniversary — exclusive
The Martin Scorsese classic is also getting a new Blu-ray release
Taxi Driver is going back on duty for two nights only.
In celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking psychological thriller is returning to theaters nationwide in a new 4K restoration, EW can exclusively reveal.
Presented by Fathom Events, the screenings will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. The program also includes a 10-minute excerpt from a Q&A with the cast and crew — including director Scorsese, screenwriter Paul Schrader, and star Robert De Niro — recorded at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and not previously released.
The Taxi Driver restoration, which was overseen by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman, will also be available on Blu-ray on Nov. 8. Bonus features on the two-disc set include the full 40-minute Tribeca Q&A as well as commentaries, a making-of documentary, storyboards, and animated photo galleries.
Widely regarded as one of the finest films in the American canon, Taxi Driver tells the story of Travis Bickle (De Niro), an unstable Vietnam veteran turned Manhattan cabbie who is driven to madness by the perceived depravity all around him. The cast also includes Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd.
Taxi Driver tickets will be available Sept. 16 via fathomevents.com and participating theater box offices.