THE CULT AND SHOCK FLEECE OF ABEL FERRARA ( BAD LIEUTENANT )
Frank White is released from prison and the settling of scores is increasing. Installed in a suite at the Plaza, he is determined to become the king of New York again. But while the police have sworn to put him out of harm's way, White dreams of being a businessman. Getting closer to municipal elected officials and charities, he conceives the project to open a children's hospital, financed by money from drug trafficking...
With The King of New York , Abel Ferrara ( Bad Lieutenant ) produces a masterful urban thriller, a sort of funereal cross between opera and gangsta culture. Cops and thugs clash around a Christopher Walken possessed and supported by a luxury cast bringing together David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes or Steve Buscemi. As cult as Scarface , The King of New York is a fantasy portrait of the criminal underworld and one of Ferrara's most accomplished works. Available in its new restoration in 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™!
THE KING OF NEW YORK by Abel Ferrara (1989 - Colors - 103 mins) New 4K restoration(HDR10 + DOLBY VISION™ on the Ultra HD™ version) Original version with subtitles + French version
EPL (PRESTIGE LIMITED EDITION) #16
// THE FILM COMBO 4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY
. POSSESSION (28 mins – HD) An interview with Abel Ferrara led by Nicole Brenez – film historian and author of several books on the filmmaker – around the making of The King of New York , its cinematographic issues and its place in American urban culture.
. INTERVIEW WITH AUGUSTO CAMINITO (20 mins) The producer of The King of New York talks about the genesis and the shooting of the film, as well as his meeting with Abel Ferrara and Christopher Walken.