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Urban Thriller THE INCIDENT Makes Its Blu-Ray Debut

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The 1967 thriller makes its blu-ray bow in August.

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New York may be one of America's safest cities today, but between the 1960s and '90s the city was infamous for its high crime levels. Director Larry Peerce's 1967 thriller The Incident was one of the first movies to address the rising tensions in The Big Apple.

The movie stars Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as a pair of hoodlums who terrorise a group of subway commuters, all of whom are dealing with their own particular issues. Thelma Ritter, Beau Bridges, Donna Mills, Ed McMahon, Jack Gilford, Brock Peters and Ruby Dee also star.

The Incident will make its worldwide blu-ray debut on August 12th when Eureka Entertainment release it in a dual format blu-ray/DVD edition.

Bonus features include a commentary by critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; a Q&A with Peerce, filmed at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival; original trailer; a collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film writer Samm Deighan, and critic and journalist Barry Forshaw; 'Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York' – a reprint of the notorious pamphlet distributed at the height of New York’s crime epidemic.

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

After mugging an old man for a few dollars, thugs Artie (Sheen) and Joe (Musante) hop a subway deep in the Bronx, and proceed to threaten and intimidate the Sunday night commuters all the way to Times Square. The terrified riders are a mixed group – an elderly Jewish couple, a family trying to protect their 5-year-old daughter, an alcoholic, two teens on a date, two military Privates, a bigoted African-American man and his wife, etc. – but they are united by their fear and sense of helplessness as switchblade-wielding Joe and Artie block the subway doors from opening at stops, and prevent the riders from leaving. Will any of them have the courage to confront the two maniacs?