Welcome to the Filmmakers Signature Series on Blu-ray. Enjoy this highly acclaimed, realistic crime drama from innovative director William Friedkin with authentic high-quality picture and sound, true to the director's vision. This new HD transfer comes with an exclusive 28-page booklet on the making of the film, which includes in-depth actor and director profiles. Based on a true story, the French Connection stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider as detectives who aim their sharp instincts and unconventional methods at the international suppliers of New York's heroin trade. The French Connection earned 8 Academy Award« Nominations and 5 Wins,* including Best Director for groundbreaking "New Hollywood" director Friedkin.