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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV495
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137121107
  • Street Date: 03/28/23
  • PreBook Date: 02/21/23
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 143 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1977
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Robert Shaw
  • Actor: Bruce Dern
  • Actor: Marthe Keller
  • Actor: Fritz Weaver
  • Actor: William Daniels
  • Actor: Bekim Fehmiu
  • Actor: Michael V. Gazzo
  • Actor: Steven Keats
  • Actor: Victor Campos
  • Actor: Walter Gotell
  • Actor: Pat Summerall
  • Actor: Tom Brookshier
  • Actor: Walter Brooke
  • Director: John Frankenheimer
  • Director: John Frankenheimer


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Black Sunday

It Could Be Tomorrow!

Black Sunday
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IT COULD BE TOMORROW! Throughout the 1970s, a wave of daring disaster movies gripped cinemagoers with their combination of bravura spectacle and "ripped from the headlines" plotlines. Among these, John Frankenheimer's (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) Black Sunday endures to this day as among the cream of the crop. Robert Shaw (Jaws, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three) stars as Major Kabakov, an Israeli agent attempting to avert a terrorist atrocity on US soil. The weapon: a blimp laced with explosives and piloted by Michael Lander (Bruce Dern, Silent Running), a troubled Vietnam vet driven to strike back against the nation he believes has betrayed him. The target: the Orange Bowl stadium, Miami. What follows is a nail-biting race against time culminating in a spectacular aerial climax that will determine the fate of 80,000 spectators. Adapted from the best-selling debut novel by Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs) and featuring virtuoso performances by a cast headlined by Dern, Shaw and Marthe Keller (Marathon Man), Black Sunday is a nerve-shredding, best-in-class suspense thriller from a filmmaker at the top of his game.


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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original restored lossless mono audio, presented for the first time on Blu-ray
  • Optional restored lossless 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film scholar Josh Nelson
  • It Could Be Tomorrow – brand new visual essay by critic Sergio Angelini, exploring the film’s adaptation and production, and its place within the pantheon of 70s terrorism thrillers
  • The Directors: John Frankenheimer – an hour-long portrait of the director from 2003, including interviews with Frankenheimer, Kirk Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson, Roy Scheider, Rod Steiger and others
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw

Sales Points

  • Cited by Quentin Tarantino as a stylistic influence on Kill Bill
  • Filmed at Super Bowl X and sanctioned by the NFL
  • One of the greatest political thrillers of all-time
  • From the creator of Hannibal Lecter, the director of Ronin, and the star of Jaws

Press Quotes

John Frankenheimer's film of Black Sunday is an intelligent and meticulous depiction of an act of outlandish terrorism - the planned slaughter of the Super Bowl stadium audience


One of the best of the disaster films of the 1970s, the genuinely disturbing BLACK SUNDAY is likely to cause nightmares long after you've seen it

     —TV Guide

The performances are faultless, the direction is slick; the terror and suspense builds, and the music works suitably on the nerve endings

     —Los Angeles Free Press

[Frankenheimer] has always been at his best when a script presents large technical challenges; Here he has more and perhaps richer elements than ever to play with

     —Richard Schickel , Time Magazine

a terrific package for a film that’s been ignored for far too long.

     —GREG WALTON, Movieline Online

the intercutting of the real Super Bowl with the dramatized events is actually kind of spectacularly effortless

     —JEFFREY KAUFFMAN, Blu-ray.com

Black Sunday is as good as action-conspiracy pictures get.

     —GLENN ERICKSON, Trailers From Hell

one of the most unique thrillers of the Seventies. That’s as much due to the extraordinary circumstances under which it was made as it is to Frankenheimer’s gifts behind the camera, or even to the gripping narrative that Harris had crafted.

     —TIM SALMONS, The Digital Bits

It's an intense thriller that builds with a high level of suspense.

     —GARY TOOZE, DVD Beaver


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