“The Incident” To Make Worldwide Blu-ray Debut In August

The Incident, a raw and intense New York thriller starring Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as part of an ensemble cast, makes its Blu-ray debut in August.

The Incident - UK Blu-ray

This 1967 New York-set thriller starring Martin Sheen has been described as a riveting urban thriller and a fantastic snapshot of the city’s seedier side. The film will make its worldwide debut on Blu-ray on August 12, 2019 as part of Eureka’s Classics range and feature a number of additional extras including a brand new and exclusive audio commentary by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. The release will also include a DVD presentation as well.

The Incident is notable for being Sheen’s feature film debut as one of two small-time hoods who terrorise a subway car full of trapped passengers. Ably supported by Tony Musante, a low-level mugging of an old man for a handful of dollars turns into a nightmare for a diverse group of commuters one Sunday night.

A precursor to the home invasion films we see today, The Incident puts audiences inside the NYC tramway system seven years prior to the better-known The Taking of Pelham One Two Three arriving. Notable also for the gritty camerawork of a film appearing at the beginnings of the American New Wave, director Larry Peerce and cinematographer Gerald Hirschfeld (who shot Young Frankenstein) were denied permission to shoot in the NYC subways so did it anyway using concealed cameras for some footage.

The Incident arrives on dual format DVD and Blu-ray on August 12, 2019.

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