top of page


Label: Arrow Video.

Physical Media Release Date: 06/18/24.

Form of Release: Limited Edition 4K UHD.



A Los Angeles escort is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

A Feast For The Senses 

For the first time ever, Richard Gere’s career defining role in American Gigolo makes its way to 4K UHD! Visually the film stuns but the choice to upgrade may be swayed by the version you currently possess. If you have the Arrow Blu-ray release then you might want to stay where you are to avoid noticeable film grain, while those with the Paramount released Blu-ray may want to take the leap. 


Where the 4K UHD offers a superior experience is through its audio. Sounding sharper and amplifying the crucial pieces of audio that in older releases may have been more difficult to hear. 


Paul Schrader may not make the most crowd friendly pieces of cinema but with each release it’s clear the filmmaker is going at the best of his own drum. Currently sitting at a 73% RT Score, the consensus is as follows, “While Paul Schrader's clinical direction and Richard Gere's muted performance don't stir much passion, American Gigolo succeeds as a stylish character study.”


For fans of the film, they will be delighted to know they are being treated to a splendid assortment of bonus features, some returning and others newly added. Some of the newly added include a commentary with film critic Adrian Martin, as well as an interview with Paul Schrader about the project. Not to mention the always incredible exterior bonuses such as a reversible cover, a double-sided poster, a collector’s booklet and six postcard reproduction artcards. 


This is certainly one to pick up if a deal arises for newcomers, but also depending on circumstances could be a worthy upgrade for those who already have American Gigolo in their collection. 


American Gigolo has the following scores: 

  • Audience Score: 74% 

  • Critical Score: 51%


  • Brand new audio commentary with film critic Adrian Martin

  • Brand new interview with writer/director Paul Schrader

  • Six Ways to Sunday, a brand new interview with actor Hector Elizondo on detecting his character

  • The Business of PLEASURE, a brand new interview with actor Bill Duke on Leon's profession

  • Montages and Monologues, a brand new interview with editor Richard Halsey on putting American Gigolo together

  • The Non-Conformist, a brand new interview with camera operator King Baggot on American Gigolo

  • Man Machine, a brand new interview with music supervisor & KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox on the music of Giorgio Moroder

  • American Icon, a brand new interview with Professor Jennifer Clark on American Gigolo and the fashion landscape of the 80s

  • Original trailer

  • Image gallery


Approx. 117 minutes.



Original Release Year 




Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10+
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1


English: LPCM Mono
English: LPCM 2.0
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1


English SDH



4K Ultra HD
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-100)





  • Slipcover in original pressing

  • Reversible cover

  • Booklet

  • Figure/replica/props/memorabilia included



4K Blu-ray: Region free


+ First Time on 4K
+ Major/Minor Visual Improvements

+ High Critical Reception

+ Arrow Collectable Bonuses

+ NEW Audio Commentary

bottom of page