Sony Home Video’s Taxi Driver Bluray (out 4.5) is easily the best non-theatrical version of this film ever seen. It’s very celluloid-looking, thickly colored, like you’re watching a freshly-struck 16mm print in your darkened living room. It’s nothing to jump up and down about, but it’s as good as this ratty little classic — shot on 16mm (or was it a combo of 16mm and 35mm?), appropriately reflective of the slimey tones and textures of mid ’70s Manhattan — is ever going to look.
I haven’t even touched the extras but I’m hearing they’re top-of-the-line.