Scorsese Collection

Scorsese Collection

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Martin Scorsese

     
 

Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasinglySee more details below

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Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young cop looking to make a name for himself in the world of law enforcement. Collin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is a street-smart criminal who has successfully infiltrated the police department with the sole intention of reporting their every move to ruthless syndicate head Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). When Costigan is assigned the task of working his way into Costello's tightly guarded inner circle, Sullivan is faced with the responsibility of rooting out the informer before things get out of hand. With the stakes constantly rising and time quickly running out for the undercover cop and his criminal counterpart, each man must work feverishly to reveal his counterpart before his identity is exposed by the other. Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Winstone co-star, and writer William Monahan adapts a screenplay originally penned by Alan Mak and Felix Chong.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andreas Killen
One of the movies that defined American cinema of the 1970s, Mean Streets helped pave the way for independent filmmaking as we know it today. Martin Scorsese's 1973 release proved that there was an audience for realistic, character-driven films built around dark, complex characters. It is also the film that teamed Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, and Robert De Niro for the first time. Set within the gritty milieu of New York's Little Italy, where the film was mostly shot, Mean Streets examines the strained friendship between two wiseguys, Charlie (Keitel) and Johnny Boy (De Niro). It's 1971, and their tight-knit community is also under strain as the world outside -- gays, blacks, drugs, Vietnam -- bears down on it. De Niro's portrayal of the volatile Johnny Boy made him a star, but it is Keitel's performance -- one of the finest of his career -- that carries the film. As an aspiring priest turned mobster, Keitel movingly conveys Charlie's conflicted Catholicism as he struggles to save his self-destructive buddy. Stripped down and brutal, this is nevertheless a beautiful, at times poetic, film that remains one of Scorsese's most personal works -- and one of his best.
Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
For those who felt that the Godfather movies presented too idealized a view of the Mafia, Martin Scorsese's maniacally fast-paced, violent, and funny epic is a bracing antidote; Goodfellas reveals, in unstinting detail, the mob's amoral savagery. Based on Nicholas Pileggi's bestselling book Wiseguy, the film chronicles the doomed career of mobster-turned-FBI-informant Henry Hill. Growing up, he idolized the high-living Mafia goons he saw in his Brooklyn neighborhood and eventually became a member of their "family," though he was only half Sicilian. Largely eschewing conventional narrative, Scorsese adopts an episodic structure that allows him to concentrate on specifics of character and milieu. All of the acting -- from Ray Liotta's dazzling star turn as the cocaine-addled Hill to Joe Pesci's terrifying, Oscar-winning portrayal of a psychotic gangster -- is spectacular. And, as in Mean Streets, Scorsese uses pop music like no other director, brilliantly establishing the mood and period, which spans from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Nominated for six Academy Awards, Goodfellas stands as one of the great modern gangster films.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
With one of the 20th century’s most colorful characters as his subject, director Martin Scorsese has turned out an unusually compelling biography that, like many of its kind, generates tremendous interest while ignoring or distorting portions of the historical record. Scorsese’s portrait of maverick tycoon/filmmaker/aviator Howard Hughes (played convincingly by a seemingly miscast Leonardo DiCaprio) is accurate in a “big picture” sense, even to its unstated but strongly implied attribution of Hughes’s legendary eccentricities to an undiagnosed case of what we know today as obsessive-compulsive disorder. And it certainly presents thrilling re-creations of his aerial adventures, which included setting a new airspeed record in 1935, crashing an experimental spy plane in 1946, and getting his mammoth flying boat -- derisively nicknamed “the Spruce Goose” -- airborne in 1947. But the film plays fast and loose with many other aspects of Hughes’s amazing life; for example, it completely ignores his ill-fated first marriage, which was well underway during the three-year production of Hell’s Angels dramatized in Aviator’s first act. It also disregards his torrid affair with then-famous actress Billie Dove and overlooks his lengthy, close friendship with actor Cary Grant. Still, Scorsese does a magnificent job of depicting the wild-and-woolly Hollywood of the late silent and early sound years, vividly recreating the bacchanalian atmosphere of such famous nightspots as the Coconut Grove. Hughes’s lengthy and improbable romance with Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett in an Oscar-winning performance) gets expansive treatment, as does his on-again, off-again fling with glamorous Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale). Critics and viewers caught up in the Hollywood sections of the film were less impressed with its last hour, in which a clearly disturbed Hughes, his mental illness exacerbated by head injuries sustained in the 1946 crash, fights for both his sanity and his business. But the tycoon’s memorable showdown with Senator Owen Brewster (Alan Alda), the culmination of Senate hearings called to investigate mismanagement of government funds by Hughes Aircraft during World War II, is a bravura climax that showcases The Aviator’s exceptional writing, directing, acting, and editing. Nearly three hours in length, the film has a few tedious stretches, but Scorsese achieves the heights he's aiming for -- a truly soaring cinematic experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
UPC:
0085391149354
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:38:00

Special Features

Hours of ne documentaries; Additional The Departed scenes; Scorsese commentaries and more

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2 - GoodFellas
1. Prologue and Credits [:02]
2. The Cab Stand [2:41]
3. No More Letters [3:06]
4. Paulie's Business [1:47]
5. Like a Ganster [1:31]
6. Jimmy the Gent [1:40]
7. Henry's First Pinch [2:39]
8. The Idlewild Connection [1:33]
9. Cast of Characters [1:36]
10. Funny Guy [3:04]
11. The Bamboo Lounge [4:03]
12. First Date, First Fight [4:53]
13. The Copacabana [2:52]
14. Airport Heist [3:03]
15. Animal Attraction [1:07]
16. Morrie and Bruce... [1:37]
17. The Wedding [4:06]
18. The Wives [2:58]
19. Togetherness [4:29]
20. Billy Bats [3:08]
21. Mrs. DeVito's House [5:02]
22. Fridays [4:02]
23. Digging Expedition [2:35]
24. Janice [2:36]
25. Spider [1:20]
26. At Gunpoint [4:48]
27. Trip to Tampa [2:26]
28. Trip to Jail [:44]
29. Life in Stir [:36]
30. On Our Own [:24]
31. Homecoming: Paulie's... [2:09]
32. New Business New Home [2:49]
33. The Lufthansa Heist [3:42]
34. Payoffs [2:40]
35. Covering Stack's Tracks [4:07]
36. Tommy's Good Fortune [10:33]
37. Morrie's Bad Fortune [3:22]
38. Bodies All Over [2:10]
39. The Day Tommy is Made [2:31]
40. Sunday May 11th, 1980 [3:01]
41. Aftermath: The Bad Time [3:45]
42. Henry and Paulie [1:45]
43. Karen and Jimmy [:07]
44. Smiling Murderers [4:46]
45. Leaving the Life [:02]
46. A Schnook; Coda [:02]
47. End Credits [:02]
Disc #3 -- Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2 - The Departed
1. Costello Credo [5:01]
2. School's Out [3:48]
3. You're No Cop [6:03]
4. Serve the Commonwealth [4:15]
5. He's Jackie's Nephew [4:50]
6. Dignam Briefs the Girls [1:59]
7. Tipped Off, Ticked Off [4:05]
8. Impervious to Analysis [2:14]
9. Necessary Torture [4:50]
10. Two Guys From Providence [5:33]
11. May I Remind You [4:41]
12. Call Your Mother [3:55]
13. How Billy Feels [3:26]
14. Hang Tight for Me [4:52]
15. Call the Game [3:25]
16. No Tickee, No Laundry [4:36]
17. Relationship Ups and Downs [5:17]
18. If You Coulda [1:15]
19. Protected and Benumbed [:38]
20. Real Vulnerability [4:30]
21. Take Care of Business [3:16]
22. Each Other's Trail [4:38]
23. Heavy Lies the Crown [2:55]
24. The One That Gets Out [6:13]
25. Tail on Queenan [2:58]
26. Taking the Fall [4:16]
27. Wrong Number [3:57]
28. Dead Guy's Phone [4:06]
29. Nation of Rats [5:00]
30. Sheffield Shootout [3:58]
31. Getting Frank [2:13]
32. Deleted [2:56]
33. Play Me Now [4:49]
34. Rats on a Rooftop [4:26]
35. The Departed [3:36]
36. Okay [4:22]
37. End Credits [1:26]
Disc #5 -- Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2 - The Aviator
1. Young Howard [2:18]
2. "Welcome to Hollywood," Hell's Angels Year One [8:15]
3. Hell's Angels Year Two [6:58]
4. Hell's Angels Year Three [4:04]
5. "Howard Hughes' $4 Million Epic" [5:04]
6. "Follow-Through is Everything in Golf, Just Like Life" [3:38]
7. TWA..."Tiger by the Tail" [2:18]
8. "I'm Sure You Know Errol" [4:31]
9. Teaching Kate to Fly [4:55]
10. H-1 Racer, Breaking the World Speed Record [5:20]
11. Letting Kate In [5:13]
12. Around the World in Four Days [1:31]
13. "Don't Worry About it Howard, She's Just Working the Room" [3:43]
14. Visiting the Hepburn Estate [5:30]
15. MPAA Outlaws Mammaries [4:43]
16. Selling the Hercules [1:07]
17. "There's Too Much Howard Hughes in Howard Hughes" [3:18]
18. The Constellation [3:22]
19. "We're Too Alike, You and I" [5:13]
20. Faith Domergue [1:44]
21. "Kill the Story," Burying the Hepburn-Tracy Scandal [6:45]
22. Ava Gardner [3:02]
23. "Show Me All the Blueprints, Show Me All the Blueprints" [2:57]
24. XF-11, Inaugural Flight and Crash [5:32]
25. Flowers From Juan Trippe [6:27]
26. Government Investigation [4:24]
27. Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E [11:10]
28. The Germ-Free Zone [13:57]
29. Brewster Senate Hearings [4:36]
30. The Flying Boat [7:54]
31. "The Way of the Future, The Way of the Future" [9:41]
32. End Credits [4:02]
Disc #7 -- Scorsese Collection, Vol. 2 - Mean Streets
1. Home Movie Credits [3:05]
2. Four Neighborhood Guys [4:06]
3. Tony's Bar [4:02]
4. Johnny Boy and Friends [3:23]
5. Back Room Business [5:59]
6. Patient With Oscar [2:38]
7. Firecracker Comedians [3:48]
8. Poolroom Mook Rumble [7:03]
9. Tiger, Tiger [2:04]
10. Same Story [2:10]
11. Hanging Out [2:31]
12. Baby-Faced Killer [3:01]
13. Too Many Passengers [2:13]
14. Bedmates at Dawn [2:21]
15. Secret Lovers [:02]
16. "St. Francis Didn't Run Numbers" [3:04]
17. Giovanni's Advice [:11]
18. "What Do You Want From Me?" [4:03]
19. Lost Patience [4:27]
20. Private Party [5:32]
21. Michael's Warning [:24]
22. Out of Control [2:42]
23. On the Roof With a .38 [2:46]
24. Tough Talk Among the Tombstones [5:32]
25. Some Mouth [2:14]
26. A Situation Named Johnny [2:08]
27. Teresa's Seizure [:31]
28. For Johnny and Joyce [1:50]
29. $10 on a $2,000 Debt [3:32]
30. Night Riders [1:28]
31. Gunplay [5:07]
32. Dead-end Montage [1:45]
33. End Credits [3:17]

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