Watch Bullitt tonight with our DVD club!

Join us as we sit down tonight with the Steve McQueen classic.

This evening the Total Film DVD club will be watching the 1968 classic Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.

In another movie, a car chase that lasts for 10 minutes could wind up being a bit tedious. Not so here: the sequence in which a Mustang and a Dodge Charger hurtle through San Francisco is still exhilarating 40 years on.

With another star or a director this could have simply have turned out to be a routine thriller. But Bullitt’s story is delivered without any gimmicks or tricks; it’s a piece of police work that smacks of realism, ushering in classics like The French Connection and Serpico.

Trivia: The car chase took three weeks to film and wrote off two Dodges and one Mustang.

To join in this evening, follow @tfdvdclub on Twitter and pause the film at the Warner Brothers logo. Hit play at exactly 8pm and start Twittering to #tfdvdclub.

For more information, see our DVD club Bullitt page.