Federal Police, Los Angeles - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
The virtuoso and emblematic thriller of the 80s from the director of The Exorcist and Killer Joe
Jim Hart is only three days away from retirement. Before leaving, this honest and respected cop has given himself the last mission of locking up Rick Masters, a ruthless counterfeiter who reigns over Los Angeles. But he fails and is shot in cold blood. Devastated by grief, his teammate Richard Chance swears to avenge the one he considered his best friend. To bring down Masters, he will not hesitate to cross the limits of legality, dragging with him his new teammate John Vukovich...
With Federal Police, Los Angeles , William Friedkin ( The Exorcist ) signs a mind-blowing descent into hell in a city of angels more Babylonian than ever. Fourteen years after French Connection , the filmmaker once again plays with the boundaries between good and evil, reason and madness, in this thriller where cops and thugs are closer than it seems. An emblematic masterpiece of the 1980s, thanks in particular to its casting, its aesthetics and its music, Federal Police, Los Angeles blasts the codes of the genre with mastery!
FEDERAL POLICE, LOS ANGELES (1985 – Colors – 116 mins) new 4K restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE MOVIE (NEW 4K RESTORATION APPROVED BY WILLIAM FRIEDKIN)
// MORE THAN 4 HOURS OF ADDITIONAL (IN HD)*
. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
. A WORLD OF COUNTERFEITS: THE MAKING-OF OF "FEDERAL POLICE, LOS ANGELES" (30 mins) Interviews with the director and the actors illustrated from the filming archives.
. TRY YOUR LUCK (21 mins) Memories of the casting and filming of Federal Police, Los Angeles by William Petersen.
. THE REVIVAL OF WOMEN IN LOS ANGELES (15 mins) How Debra Feuer got her role after William Friedkin spotted her in the theater.
. DOCTOR FOR A DAY (9 mins) A look back at Dwier Brown's first acting experience in a major feature film.
. TOTALLY IN PHASE (13 mins) An interview with Jack Hues and Nick Feldman of the group Wang Chung.
. COUNTERSENS (36 mins) Buddy Joe Hooker explains his job as a stunt manager.
. DELETED SCENE (4 mn)
. ALTERNATE END (9 mins)
. RADIO SPOT
* Extras available on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD.
(HD only on Blu-ray Disc™ version)
// AN UNPRECEDENTED BOOK OF 160 PAGES (INCLUDED MORE THAN 40 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"PRAISE OF FALSE SEMBLANT" • MADE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SEVENTH OBSESSION • “ Federal Police, Los Angeles is not so much a real thriller as a trance film, in which the energies are plural and unfold ad infinitum. It is this mixture that creates the overall electricity, a kind of magma that drags the spectator into its lava. Thomas Aïdan, editorial director of La Septième Obsession Through six new texts, Éloge du faux-semblant explores different aspects of William Friedkin's film, its place in the cinema of the time, the character of the villain or the representation of Los Angeles and masculinity, to better draw the contours of a one-of-a-kind work. An unpublished work embellished with more than 40 archive photos.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY RAID71
Raid71, aka Chris Thornley, is an illustrator and art director who has always wanted to draw comics. Inspired by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, he studied arts and graphic design for six years before realizing his ambition. His style is recognizable by retro illustrations and meticulous work of lines. Find all the creations of Raid71 on www.raid71.com