The Panic In Needle Park [Blu-ray]

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The film portrays life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in “Needle Park . The film is a love story between Bobby (Pacino), a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen (Kitty Winn), a restless woman who finds Bobby charismatic.

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After a botched abortion, Helen has a chance encounter with small-time hustler and heroin addict, Bobby, and the pair fall in love. But their bleak existence in and around Manhattan's 'Needle Park', with its overdoses, betrayals and police raids, pushes their relationship to the extreme.

Featuring a stand-out performance by Al Pacino (who would go on to star in The Godfather a year later), Jerry Schatzberg's hard-hitting examination of life in the margins of society is presented here with an extensive selection of extra features:

 

  • Jerry the Photographer (2004): Jerry Schatzberg discusses his life and career
  • Jerry the Filmmaker (2004): Jerry discusses his life as a director
  • Al & Jerry (2004): Documentary exploring the relationship between actor and director
  • Jerry in Cannes (2004): The director recalls his selections at the Cannes Film Festival
  • Selected scenes with director commentary (2004): Jerry reflects on 5 key scenes
  • Panic in the Streets of New York (2011): Featuring Jerry Schatzberg and cinematographer Adam Holdender
  • Writers in Needle Park (2011): Interview with writer Joan Didion
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • English HOH Subtitles

Additional information

Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 17 × 13.5 × 0.15 cm
Format

Blu-ray

Rating

18

Director

Jerry Schatzberg

Actor(s)

Al Pacino, Kitty Winn

Release Date

1971