Scorsese films from 1967 & 1974 to be released on DVD

❉ BFI to release on DVD Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967) and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) on 27 March.

Following the two month Martin Scorsese season at BFI Southbank, Martin Scorsese’s debut feature film Who’s That Knocking at My Door will be released on DVD on 27 March 2017, alongside Scorsese’s fourth film, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974).

Hailed by Roger Ebert on its original release as ‘a great moment in American movies’, Martin Scorsese’s debut feature film Who’s That Knocking at My Door introduces many of the themes and techniques that he would later revisit in his classics Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and GoodFellas.

This powerful drama, shot in gritty black and white on the streets of the Italian-American communities where Scorsese grew up, stars Harvey Keitel as JR, a young New Yorker who falls in love with an independent and free-spirited college graduate (Zina Bethune). However, he finds his values shaken when she reveals a secret about her past.

Scorsese’s acclaimed fourth film, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), is one of the key films of the golden age of 1970s New Hollywood – a touching, funny and poignant tribute to the independent spirit and dreams of ordinary Americans.

Ellen Burstyn puts in an Oscar®-winning performance as Alice Hyatt, a recently widowed 35-year-old woman who leaves her small town in New Mexico with her precocious young son Tommy (Alfred Lutter), determined to make a new life as a singer. When money problems force her to settle in Tucson, she takes a job in a diner and begins to fall for rancher David (Kris Kristofferson). Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore co-stars Harvey Keitel and Diane Ladd and features a delightful cameo from Jodie Foster.

Product details

Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)

Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin

❉ From the Classroom to the Streets: The Making of Who’s That Knocking at My Door (13 mins)

❉ Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and a new essay by Christina Newland

❉ RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIV2107 / Cert 15

❉ USA / 1967 / black and white / 86 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit) 

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and actors Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson and Diane Ladd

❉ Second Chances… The Making of Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (20 mins)

❉ Original theatrical trailer (2 mins)

❉ Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and essays by Nicolas Pillai and Christina Newland

 ❉ RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIV2106 / Cert 15

❉ USA / 1974 / colour / 107 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit)


❉ BFI releases are available from all good home entertainment retailers or by mail order from the BFI Shop Tel: 020 7815 1350 or online at www.bfi.org.uk/shop

News source: www.bfi.org.uk

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