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Blu-ray Review – Taxi (1998)

10 November 2014 12:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Taxi, 1998.

Directed by Gérard Pirès.

Starring Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary and Bernard Farcy.


A former pizza delivery man begins a new career as a taxi driver and gets embroiled in a police war against German bank robbers by helping a police officer who cannot drive.

Making its Blu-ray debut thanks to Second Sight Films, Taxi is a 1998 car chase thriller written by Luc Besson (The Transporter/Taken) and featuring some spectacular motor action filmed on the streets of Marseille. In it, Samy Naceri plays Daniel Morales, a celebrated pizza delivery moped rider who holds the company records for delivery times and knows how to handle a vehicle. Daniel quits his job at Pizza Joe’s and becomes a taxi driver, his souped-up Peugeot, cheeky banter and heavy gas pedal foot making his new venture a success.

In the meantime, underperforming cop Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec (Frédéric Diefenthal »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Taxi’ Blu-ray Review

6 November 2014 1:18 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary, Emma Sjöberg, Bernard Farcy, Georges Neri, Dan Herzberg, Sébastien Thiery, Philippe du Janerand | Written by Luc Besson | Directed by Gérard Pirès

Classic high-octane car chase thriller Taxi, created by renowned writer/director/producer Luc Besson, is cult action comedy about a speed freak taxi driver who is forced to make a deal with the police or lose his licence. The film has spawned three sequels, an American remake and a TV series which has sadly not found a UK broadcaster as yet. Now the original film, which introduced the world to high speed car chases and gallic action, hits Blu-ray courtesy of Second Sight, in a new high-def transfer that makes the film look as fresh and exciting today as it did on its debut in 1998.

Like a lot of more modern Besson movies, the plot of Taxi is relatively simple: »

- Phil Wheat

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