Eyewitness 1981
Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in Manhattan who has one great passion: he is completely in love with Tony Sokolow, a TV reporter who he only knows from TV (he even tapes her commentary on a daily basis so he can watch it after work). When a wealthy Vietnamese man is murdered in the building where Daryll works, Tony shows up to cover the story. This is of course an excellent opportunity for Daryll to introduce himself to her and that's why he pretends to know more about the case. Of course she is interested and it doesn't take long before a romantic cat and mouse game between the two develops. But the killers think that Darryl and Tony really do know something and that's why they decide to go after them...

Director: Peter Yates
Cast: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods, Kenneth McMillan, Morgan Freeman
Country: USA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:42:08 | 4.14 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

-- Commentary with Producer/Director Peter Yates and moderator Marcus Hearn
-- Trailer

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:42:08 | 40.9 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

-- Feature-length audio commentary with director/producer Peter Yates and Marcus Hearn (2005)
-- Peter Yates in conversation with Derek Malcolm (1982, 100 mins, audio only): archival interview with the director
-- Peter Yates in conversation with Quentin Faulk (1996, 78 mins): filmed discussion at the National Film Theatre
-- Viewing Notes (2016): new interview with award-winning composer Stanley Silverman
-- The Janitor: original UK rental VHS presentation
-- Original theatrical trailer
-- Original TV spot

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