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Universal 'Ultimate Gangster' Collection in October

Universal Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Ultimate Gangster Class A Selection on 13th October 2008. This 10-disc set brings together five gangster films to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scarface.

The titles are: American Gangster, Carlito’s Way, Casino, Mean Streets and Scarface. The set includes a disc of exclusive Scarface related extras, a disc of exclusive American Gangster extras and an exclusive 32-page American Gangster booklet.

Extras are detailed below…

American Gangster

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • Extended Version, Feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian

Disc 2: Extras
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster:-
    • Tru Blu - The Real Story – in depth look at the true story
    • Killer Threads – A look at the costumes and world of the 70s
    • Crime War - Follow production from New York to Thailand
    • Into the Arena - Setting up the infamous Ali vs. Frazier fight
    • Rhythm of the Streets - Sound, Music, and Editing
  • Case Files:-
    • Script Meeting – look at the production office and script discussion
    • Heroin Test Show and Tell – Information on the preparation of heroin
    • Setting Up the Takedown – Be on the set for the climactic drug bust
  • Deleted Scenes – including an alternate opening

Disc 3: Exclusive to this collection in the UK, the content here is the same as found on the 3-Disc R1 release:
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • Hip Hop Infusion- Featuring popular rap artists Common and Tip “T.I.” Harris discussing their roles
  • Music Videos:
    • Do You Feel Me (Remix) Performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
    • Blue Magic From Jay-Z’s album “American Gangster”
  • Theatrical Trailer

32 Page Exclusive American Gangster Booklet (also included as part of the 3-Disc R1 release).

Carlito’s Way
  • The Making of Carlito’s Way
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Casino

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Hungarian DD5.1 Surround
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more: Audio commentary with Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Rita Ryack, Frank Vincent, and Sharon Stone.

Disc Two: Extra Features
  • Casino: The Story - A fascinating exploration of the script, the book, and how director Martin Scorsese collaborated with writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring the story and characters of Casino to life (8:17mins)
  • Casino: The Cast & Characters - Discover the real people behind the characters (20:03mins)
  • Casino: The Look - A revealing look at the unique style of the film (16:37mins)
  • Casino: After the Filming - A retrospective on why Casino has become a classic (9:23mins)
  • Vegas & the Mob - NBC News takes a look at Las Vegas’ rough beginnings (13:43mins)
  • History Alive: True Crime Authors - The History Channel highlights the career of writer Nicholas Pileggi (43:39mins)
  • Deleted Scenes (3:01mins)

Mean Streets
  • Director Commentary by Martin Scorsese
  • Vintage Featurette: Martin Scorsese back on the block
  • Trailer

Scarface

Bonus Disc 1:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Rebirth of Scarface
  • Acting Scarface
  • Creating Scarface
  • Scarface: The TV Version
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Def Jam Presents: Origins of a Hip Hop classic

Bonus Disc 2: Exclusive to this collection in the UK, the extras included here are from the R1 Platinum Edition which offered a ‘Remastered Producer’s Mix’ with new sound effects. It sounds like that version of the main feature is also included on this disc…
  • World of Tony Montana
  • Making of Scarface Game
  • Remastered Feature


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