Primary Image

Goodfellas SE and The Scorsese Collection (R2) in October

On October 25, Warner Home Video will celebrate the memorable career of director Martin Scorsese with a four film DVD collection featuring some of his most acclaimed films. All will feature commentaries by Scorsese and others as well as new and vintage documentaries. GoodFellas will be available as a Two-Disc Special Edition for £19.99 SRP. The Scorsese Collection will also be available in a gift set priced at £44.99 SRP.

The Scorsese Collection will include the newly remastered GoodFellas Two-Disc Special Edition. Also included are the DVD debuts of After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and his first feature film, Who's That Knocking at My Door.

Details on the set follow...

Goodfellas Two-Disc Special Edition - Based on the true-life best seller "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critic Roger Ebert declared GoodFellas "the best mob movie ever." It earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990's 'Best Film' by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. Scorsese was also awarded the Silver Lion Award in Venice. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy "The Gent" Conway, and Joe Pesci, as the volatile Tommy DeVito, walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar®. Academy Award® nominees Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances. GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. It's an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living - and dying.

Disc one bonus features:

  • New 16x9 Digital Transfer in Dolby 5.1
  • Commentary with Martin Scorsese plus select cast and crew (Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, producers Irwin Winkler and Barbara De Fina, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Cop and Crook Commentary with ex-gangster Henry Hill and Ex-FBI agent Edward McDonald
Disc two bonus features:
  • Four new cast/crew documentaries:
    • Getting Made: A penetrating look at the making-of this modern classic
    • Made Men: The GoodFellas Legacy: Filmmakers Jon Favreau (Elf), Jim Carnahan (Narc), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), McG (Charlie's Angels), John Turturro and others discuss the influence of GoodFellas on their work
    • The Workaday Gangster: Writer Nick Pileggi, actors Frank Vincent, Paul Sorvino and others tell stories of growing up in a world where smalltime hoods were as common as the local butcher or mailman
    • Paper is Cheaper than Film: A glimpse into Martin Scorsese's creative process including rarely seen sketches and more
  • Theatrical trailer

After Hours - This critically acclaimed 1985 film earned Scorsese a Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Palme D'Or. It was also named best feature film at the Independent Spirit Awards. In After Hours, a buttoned-down word processor's night out becomes a comic nightmare. Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette star in the film called a "wild, funny and wonderful original" (Judith Crist).

DVD bonus materials:
  • Commentary by Martin Scorsese, Griffin Dunn, Thelma Schoonmaker and Michael Ballhaus
  • Filming for Your Life - Retrospective making-of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn was honored with a Best Actress Academy Award® for her title role in this film, which also received two additional nominations - Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Diane Ladd. The story of a newly widowed woman and her son setting out on the bumpy road to a better life also features Kris Kristofferson, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Vic Tayback and Valerie Curtin. Considered Scorsese's first commercial success, the film became the basis for a long-running TV sitcom called "Alice."

DVD extra content:
  • Commentary by Martin Scorsese, Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson
  • Second Chances - A retrospective documentary
  • Theatrical trailer

Who's That Knocking at My Door - This fascinating autobiographical drama was Scorsese's first feature film. It focuses on the relationship between a streetwise kid from New York's Little Italy who's hung up by his strict Catholic upbringing and an independent young woman (Zina Bethune). Stars Harvey Keitel in his film debut.

DVD extra content:
  • Commentary by Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin
  • From the Classroom to the Streets - Making-of featurette

Last updated: 19/04/2018 12:22:09

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Tags
Category News

Latest Articles