William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) directs Al Pacino as an undercover cop pitched into New Yorks seedy underbelly in Cruising.
New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the citys underground bars. Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) tasks young rookie Steve Burns (Pacino) with infiltrating the S&M subculture to try and lure the killer out of the shadows, but as he immerses himself deeper and deeper into the underworld, Steve risks losing his own identity in the process.
Taking the premise and title from reporter Gerald Walkers novel, Cruising was the subject of great controversy at the time of its release and remains a challenging and remarkable movie to this day, with Pacinos haunted lead performance as its magnetic centrepiece.
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Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio supervised by William Friedkin
Archival audio commentary by William Friedkin
The History of Cruising archival featurette looking at the film s origins and production
Exorcizing Cruising archival featurette looking at the controversy surrounding the film and its enduring legacy
Original Theatrical Trailer