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Griffi, Giuseppe Patroni - The Driver's Seat (1974) Rb (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 26 juni 2023

The Driver’s Seat (Blu-ray)
Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi

Elizabeth Taylor stars as a troubled woman who, upon arriving in Rome, finds a city fragmented by autocratic law, leftist violence and her own increasingly unhinged mission to find the most dangerous liaison of all.
Never before released in the UK, The Driver’s Seat (aka Identikit) remains the most obscure, bizarre and wildly misunderstood film of Taylor’s illustrious career. Adapted from an unnerving novella by Muriel Spark (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), the film marked a wild step into the unknown for the screen icon, as she cast off the shackles of the US studio system in the shadow of her tumultuous personal life. Co-starring Ian Bannen, Mona Washbourne and Andy Warhol, The Driver’s Seat stunned critics and audiences alike upon its premiere in 1974 but failed to secure a UK release – until now.

Directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) and featuring cinematography by three-time Oscar® winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now), this much-sought after cult classic is presented in a new 4K restoration by Cineteca di Bologna and Severin Films.

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Italy, West Germany | 1974 | colour | 102 minutes | English language with optional descriptive subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, LPCM 1.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit)



‘Quite possibly one of the best films Elizabeth Taylor has ever appeared in…Taylor, under Griffi’s firm direction, gives a beautifully controlled and hypnotic performance’ --Hollywood Reporter

‘The Driver’s Seat is a strange, morbid but intensely fascinating psychological study of a woman going mad that provides Elizabeth Taylor with her most colourful and demanding role in years. She meets the challenge with imperial efficiency’ --New York Daily News

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