To live and die in L.A.

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[New York] : Kino Lorber, [2023].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 


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Arlington - AV - NewBLU-RAY FEATURE TOChecked Out

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[New York] : Kino Lorber, [2023].


General Note
Based on the novel by Gerald Petievich.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
General Note
Special features: Audio commentary by director William Friedkin ; Taking a chance: interview with actor William Petersen ; Renaissance woman in L.A.: interview with actress Debra Feuer ; Doctor for a day: interview with actor Dwier Brown ; So in phase: scoring To Live and Die in L.A.: interview with composers Wang Chung ; Wrong way: the stunts of To Live and Die in L.A.: interview with stunt coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker ; Counterfeit world: the making of To Live and Die in L.A. documentary ; deleted scenes and alternate ending with introduction ; radio spot ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematographer, Robby Müller ; editors, Bud Smith, Scott Smith ; music, Wang Chung.
William L. Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel, Dean Stockwell.
William Petersen (Manhunter, TV's CSI) and Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Mississippi Burning) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this riveting action-thriller directed by cinema legend William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer). Full of style and grit, this raw tale of corruption and revenge boasts one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he's through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will Chance's dark obsession with vengeance destroy him? The ultimate '80s neo-noir, To Live and Die in L.A. features John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel and Dean Stockwell, with cinematography by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) that captures the City of Angels from the trendy elegance of Rodeo Drive to the seedy, neon glow of Hollywood.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A, wide screen (1.85:); DTS-HD MA 5.1; DTS-HD MA 2.0 1080p high definition; requires Blu-ray player.
English dialogue; English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Friedkin, W., Petievich, G., Levin, I. H., Petersen, W. L., Dafoe, W., Pankow, J., Feuer, D., Turturro, J., Fluegel, D., Stockwell, D., & Petievich, G. (2023). To live and die in L.A. (Blu-ray [edition] ; widescreen.). Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

William, Friedkin et al.. 2023. To Live and Die in L.A.. [New York]: Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

William, Friedkin et al.. To Live and Die in L.A. [New York]: Kino Lorber, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Friedkin, William,, et al. To Live and Die in L.A. Blu-ray [edition] ; widescreen., Kino Lorber, 2023.

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