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Early Martin Scorsese double on DVD in March

22 February 2017

As BFI Southbank’s Martin Scorsese season draws to a close next week – and Scorsese himself visits the venue tonight for an on-stage interview – details have been confirmed of the BFI release on DVD of two of his early films, Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967) and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) on 27 March 2017 at the RRP of £19.99 apiece.

 

Who's That Knocking at My Door DVD cover

Who's That Knocking at My Door

Hailed by Roger Ebert on its original release as ‘a great moment in American movies’, Martin Scorsese’s debut feature film introduces many of the themes and techniques that he would later revisit in his classics Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and GoodFellas.

This powerful drama, shot in gritty black and white on the streets of the Italian-American communities where Scorsese grew up, stars Harvey Keitel as JR, a young New Yorker who falls in love with an independent and free-spirited college graduate (Zina Bethune). However, he finds his values shaken when she reveals a secret about her past.

Special features:

  • Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin

  • From the Classroom to the Streets: The Making of Who’s That Knocking at My Door (13 mins)

  • Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and a new essay by Christina Newland

 

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore DVD

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed fourth feature is one of the key films of the golden age of 1970s New Hollywood – a touching, funny and poignant tribute to the independent spirit and dreams of ordinary Americans.

Ellen Burstyn puts in an Oscar-winning performance as Alice Hyatt, a recently widowed 35-year-old woman who leaves her small town in New Mexico with her precocious young son Tommy (Alfred Lutter), determined to make a new life as a singer. When money problems force her to settle in Tucson, she takes a job in a diner and begins to fall for rancher David (Kris Kristofferson). Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore co-stars Harvey Keitel and Diane Ladd and features a delightful cameo from Jodie Foster.

Special features:

  • Partial audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and actors Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson and Diane Ladd

  • Second Chances... The Making of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (20 mins)

  • Original theatrical trailer (2 mins)

  • Illustrated booklet featuring full credits and essays by Nicolas Pillai and Christina Newland

It should be noted that the reason neither film will be released on Blu-ray at this point is due to the unavailability of High Definition masters.