Network and Dog Day Afternoon

Two of Sidney Lumet’s harshest films are finally getting some special edition treatment. The films, which have been available since the early days of digital entertainment in poorly transfered bare-bones editions, are getting two-disc releases this year from Warner Home Entertainment.

Before reality TV, there was Network! Lumet directs this prophetic satire from Paddy Chayefsky about the things people do for love…and ratings.

The set includes an audio commentary with Lumet as well as a 6-part documentary for the 30th anniversarry of the film, an interview of author Paddy Chayefsky from the show Dinah!, a Turner Classic Movies featurette and a theatrical trailer.

In the real-time story of Dog Day Afternoon, Al Pacino plays mastermind Sonny and John Cazale is his partner Sal — two optimistic nobodies who set out to rob a bank, resulting in an unexpected media circus and complete disaster.
On the set is another commentary by Lumet, a 4-part 30th Anniversarry documentary, a featurette and the trailer.

Both titles are available seperately or as part of the upcoming box set The Power of Media along with the existing special edition of All the President’s Men. February 28th is the release date for the sets, which are each priced at $26.99.

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