Black Sunday ’77 03/21/23

Arrow Video

John Frankenheimer’s big-scale terrorism conspiracy tale benefits from the director’s no-nonsense attitude to action. Thomas Harris’ first novel spins on a ‘high concept’ gimmick that surely launched a studio bidding war: what if somebody blew up the entire Super Bowl, in mid-game? Robert Shaw, Steven Keats and Marthe Keller play well with the tense effort to detect and stop the attack, but favorite Bruce Dern steals the show with his career-best deranged villain — who is also the most sympathetic character. This domestic release has all-new extras. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.