Bullitt [DVD] [1968]

  • SKU: 3284136
  • Release Date: 10/05/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (184 out of 185)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Peter Yates
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Bullitt
Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director Peter Yates. In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt. The story begins with Bullitt assigned to a seemingly routine detail, protecting mafia informant Johnny Ross (Pat Renella), who is scheduled to testify against his Mob cronies before a Senate subcommittee in San Francisco. But when a pair of hitmen ambush their secret location, fatally wounding Ross, things don't add up for Bullitt, so he decides to investigate the case on his own. Unfortunately for him, ambitious senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn), the head of the aforementioned subcommittee, wants to shut his investigation down, hindering Bullitt's plan to not only bring the killers to justice but discover who leaked the location of the hideout. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve McQueen
    Steve McQueen - Frank Bullitt
  • Robert Vaughn
    Robert Vaughn - Chalmers
  • Jacqueline Bisset
    Jacqueline Bisset - Cathy
  • Don Gordon
    Don Gordon - Delgetti
  • Robert Duvall
    Robert Duvall - Weissberg



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than just a great car chase...

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    TimTheTuner
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    ...so much more, in fact. Having not seen the film in many years, and having been very young at the time of its original release, it's easy to forget the adult themes of the storyline and concentrate on the ground-breaking car chase scene. Now I realize what a good story it really was, how suspenseful and complex with several twists and turns. Heroic and upstanding moral character is on display especially as portrayed by Steve McQueen and Simon Oakland. The car chase is great, but McQueen's easygoing but determined pursuit of the truth is, in itself, a real reward for the audience. A real gutsy detective in an era when the audience didn't need to be bombarded by profanity to see his strength and determination.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All the extras and Steve McQueen, too!

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    BrattyAnn
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    This Blue Ray DVD certainly gave me more than I expected with all of the additional Special Features. "Bullitt" is classic Steve McQueen, but the commentary from the director, and the documentary on McQueen and his life in front of and behind the screen was riveting. Add to that a very detailed insight on movie editing, and you have the thrill I got when I watched them. I had already owned "Bullitt", but with all of the new Special Features, I had to see what they were. I was not disappointed. It doesn't get much cooler than McQueen - except this "Bullitt" Blue Ray has a lot of those special features you won't find anywhere else!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for occasional viewing

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    InternetBeliever
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    Blu-Ray copies of film classics are a paradox; taking 50-year-old film frames and audio tracks, and digitizing them to HD will reveal the limitation of the original image and recording equipment. Fortunately, Bullitt is a film that has much more to offer in terms of plot and action, such that digital quality limitations become secondary. This particular Blu-Ray has limited bonus features, and a clumsy navigation home screen. But for the price, purchasing a copy is easy to justify.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    McQueen was “Cool” then & he’s still “cool” today!

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    CWLW
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    McQueen was “Cool” then and he’s still “cool” today. After 40 + years this Dog still has hair on his back and he can still run. Jacqueline Bisset remains a fond memory. The first 30 to 40 minutes of the show set the stage for bigger things to come. Then there’s that fifteen minute car-chase that’s bigger than life itself that every movie since then knew what the “car chase standard” was. This is a pleasant show to reflect on – life seemed better and simpler then and our toys were unfussy which is reflected in this “thriller” of the late 1960’s – this McQueen movie will remain a “solid” viewing experience well into the future..

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Car Chase Scene

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    reconredneck
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    Not a bad attempt for a movie that is 40 years old. The video displays minimal grain but is present in darker scenes. Sound is bland and flat but this is to be expected in a film of this vintage. The movie has a great Chase scene between a 67/390hp Mustang & a Dodge Charger/440 on the hills and streets of San Francisco. Most likely the greatest car chase of all time. Acting is strong but the plot is thin but will not leave you yawning... Steve McQueen proves why he was such a strong presence on the Hollywood scene in the late 60's as a top notch action hero.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Steve McQueen

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    Deacon
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    This is a must movie for the discriminating moviegoer and watcher. This was a gritty and "true-to-life" film when it first hit theaters decades ago and it remains one of the best films of its genre today. The car chase scene is a true classic and it shows Steve McQueen at his best behind the wheel of a Shelby Mustang. McQeen did all of his own driving and my adrenaline still rushes every time I watch it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Accurate, realistic, raw

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    SolidGoldCaddy
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    Bullitt is one of those movies that you watch, and it doesn't quite hit you until a second or third viewing that it is full of character depth and development. The acting is wonderful, the dialog and action realistic and the iconic car chase scene/stalking is something any classic movie lover should view at least once. A personal favorite.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Essence of Cool

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    rfkent
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    Even with repeat viewings and close-captioning, the plot twists to "Bullitt" don't always make sense to me, but there's no denying that the film is a cool ride, especially where the chase sequence through the streets of San Francisco is concerned. It's a popcorn flick, to be certain, but one that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. As an added bonus, Steve McQueen was never cooler and Robert Vaughn was never slimier.

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