directed by Peter Yates
USA 1968

 

His new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying and cool, no-nonsense Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters and the kingpin pulling their strings are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: San Francisco locations, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up and brace for unbeatable action.

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Theatrical Release: October 17, 1967

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DVD Comparison:

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Big thanks to Henrik Sylow and Gregory Meshman and Enrico for the Screen Caps!

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The NTSC edition is also available in The Essential Steve McQueen Collection (Bullitt Two-Disc Special Edition / The Getaway Deluxe Edition / The Cincinnati Kid / Papillon / Tom Horn / Never So Few) Boxset that can be purchased HERE:

                 

 

Distribution

Warner

Region 2,4,5 - PAL

Warner
Region 1 - NTSC
Warner
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:49:03 (4% PAL speedup) 1:53:36 1:49:04 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.12 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.91 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.45 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Warner (2 Disc Special Edition)

 

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Warner (2 Disc Special Edition)

 

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Warner (First Release)

 

Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital English, 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono German (dub), 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono Spanish (dub)

2.0 Dolby Digital English, 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono French (dub)

2.0 Dolby Digital English, 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono German (dub), 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono Spanish (dub)

Subtitles English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and More English, Spanish, French, None English, French, Spanish and More
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Disc 1
• Audio commentary by Peter Yates
• Vintage Featurette - Bullitt: Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality (9:49 / 16x9)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:45 / 16x9)
• ...
• Disc 2
• Documentary - Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (1:23:28 / 16x9)
• Documentary - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (1:35:18 / 16x9)

DVD Release Date: July 18, 2005
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Chapters 23

Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Disc 1
• Audio commentary by Peter Yates
• Theatrical Trailer
• ...
• Disc 2
• Vintage Featurette - Bullitt: Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality
• Documentary - Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool
• Documentary - The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
 

DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Chapters 23

Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer
• Text info
 

DVD Release Date: September 25, 1998
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Chapters 23

 

 

Comments

It's obvious that the picture on this film is not going to be done correctly until Warner does an HD-DVD of it, but the stereo sound remix is so dated, from the old pre-DVD days of semi-stereo! Warner needs to go back to the original soundmasters, including Lalo Schifrin's classic score, and do a thorough 5.1 or 6.l1 remix for Dolby and DTS. Since all the new Ford Mustang cars being produced have their engines fine tuned to sound like the one in this film, it is the least Warner could do.

Nicholas Sheffo from FulvueDrive-In.com

The new 2 Disc Edition of Bullitt beats out the old release. It's an overall improvement in quality for (almost) all departments. As you can see in the captures of the movie the new DVD is cropped on all sides and that makes me wonder why Warner Bros. did it. This is the only complain I have and therefore I give the new 2 Disc S.E. a recommendation as it is a worthy upgrade.

Enrico


There are several problems with the SE transfer. It is not the true OAR of 1.85:1, but 1.78:1. On top of that the frame itself is cropped (2% left and right, 3.5% top) opposite the old frame. It is very dark. It has gotten a very healthy dose of contrast boosting. It is very grainy and there are more visible artifacts. And none of it has improved details. The only positive thing is, that the color and light levels now are balanced out and more correct. But for a SE transfer, this is not very impressive.

Region 2 has slightly more sharpness in details than Region 1, but it is only visible when zooming in. They are as such identical.

The sound on the Region 2 SE appears to be the same as on the old Region 2.

The only reason to upgrade is the additional material, which is nothing short of great. What is curious is that Warner Europe chose to place the featurette "Bullitt: Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality" on Disc 1, thereby reducing space for the film, when it was on their Disc 2 Region 1.

Henrik Sylow

 

 



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Extras: SE
Menu: SE

 
DVD Box Covers

The NTSC edition is also available in The Essential Steve McQueen Collection (Bullitt Two-Disc Special Edition / The Getaway Deluxe Edition / The Cincinnati Kid / Papillon / Tom Horn / Never So Few) Boxset that can be purchased HERE:

                 

 

Distribution

Warner

Region 2,4,5 - PAL

Warner
Region 1 - NTSC
Warner
Region 2 - PAL




 

 

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