On September 7th 2015, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will celebrate director Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon, the explosive drama starring Al Pacino, with a new 40th Anniversary edition Blu-ray available for the first time in the UK.
This unique thriller, filled with sardonic comedy and based on a real-life incident, earned six Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and won an Oscar® for Frank Pierson’s streetwise screenplay. John Cazale, Charles Durning (Golden Globe®-nominated for their roles) and James Broderick co-star.
Pacino and Lumet (collaborators on Serpico) reteam for the drama which currently has a 97% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes® Score. Pacino plays mastermind Sonny and John Cazale is his partner Sal – two optimistic nobodies who set out to rob a bank, and unexpectedly create a media circus and a complete disaster.
“A tense classic!” ✮✮✮✮✮ Empire
“One of the decade’s key pictures” Christopher Bray, The Mail On Sunday
“Peak Pacino, vintage Lumet. The edgy 70s at their very best.” Raphael Abraham, Financial Times