SYNOPSIS: Sidney Lumet's 1973 crime drama Serpico remains one of the most influential cop movies – alongside Al Pacino's nuanced performance in a disturbing portrait of corruption and morality in the city that never sleeps.
A plainclothes street patrolman, Frank Serpico (Pacino) might be the best cop in New York, but his unwillingness to play dirty and give into police corruption of drugs, violence, and kickbacks his colleagues indulge in every day. When he decides to expose those around him, Frank finds himself a target, not just to the city's criminals, but his own peers.
Shot on location and based on real events, Serpico captures the grit of New York in a way no film has rivalled, not just for its toned down realism, but also the bleakness Lumet portrays within his hometown city with brutal cynicism with frank immediacy. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Serpico for the first time on Blu-Ray in the UK.
New high-definition 1080p presentation
Original mono and 5.1 surround soundtracks
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Three video documentaries: SERPICO: From Real to Reel; Inside SERPICO; and SERPICO: Favorite Moments
Photo gallery with an audio commentary by director Sidney Lumet
Original theatrical trailer
44-PAGE FULL-COLOUR BOOKLET containing a new and exclusive essay about the film by Karina Longworth, author of Al Pacino: Anatomy of an Actor; vintage interview material; and rare archival imagery