Carlito's WayDirector: Brian De Palma
Utilizing grandiose settings and superb performances from the likes of Al Pacino and Sean Penn, this story of a former drug lord trying to go straight is acknowledged as one of Brian De Palma's strongest directorial efforts. Warner's DVD edition is solid but leaves a lot of room for improvement. The sound quality is excellent thanks to a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, which comes into its own as both the violence and the emotional impact of the movie increase. Less satisfactory is the fact that the film has merely been letterboxed rather than anamorphically transferred, a deficiency most noticeable during the film's unforgettably explosive Grand Central Station finale. The quality and quantity of special features are also somewhat disappointing. The production notes simply leave viewers wanting more, and the biographies of De Palma and his leading actors are competent but hardly groundbreaking. At least the arresting original theatrical trailer is included, but viewers are still left wishing for more background on the film's conception and production and more input from the heavyweight talent involved. Given that De Palma is so admired for the baroque quality of his work, it's odd that DVD technology has not been fully exploited for one of his most dazzling films. Carlito's Way is undoubtedly a classic, but this disc is certainly not the equal of the film.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Universal Studios
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Brian De Palma||Director|
|Gregory W.M. Bolton||Art Director|
|Michael S. Bregman||Producer|
|Aude Bronson-Howard||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stephen H. Burum||Cinematographer|
|Nancy Deren||Set Decoration/Design|
|Patrick Doyle||Score Composer|
|Ortwin Freyermuth||Executive Producer|
|Les Lazarowitz||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Peter Odabashian||Sound Editor|
|Leslie Pope||Set Decoration/Design|
|Chris Soldo||Asst. Director|
|Judith Stevens||Associate Producer,Production Designer|
|Louis A. Stroller||Executive Producer|
|Richard Sylbert||Production Designer|
0. Menu Group #1 with 17 chapter(s) covering 02:23:54
1. Close To The Ground (Main Titles). [8:34]
2. A Free Man. [9:08]
3. The Legend's Cousin. [7:38]
4. Saso's Place. [2:19]
5. Benny Blanco From The Bronx. [4:20]
6. One Face That Still Knows You. [1:24]
7. Tagialucci's Plan. [3:09]
8. Gail's Job. [4:25]
9. Crossing The Line. [4:23]
10. One Last Piece Of Business. [5:11]
11. Amadesso's Angle. [8:01]
12. Carlito On The Run. [7:58]
13. Standoff On The Subway. [7:04]
14. Guns At Grand Central. [8:16]
15. Paradise Lost. [7:38]
16. You Are So Beautiful (End Titles). [4:07]
17. Chapter 17 [8:17]
Cast And Filmmakers.
Captions And Subtitles.
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THIS STORY NOT ONLY TOOK US BACK TO A DEPALMA/ PACINO REUNION, BUT IT ALSO INVOLVED THE JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF A MAN WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT IN THE CRIMINAL SENSE, AND NOW WANTS TO LIVE A STRAIGHT LIFE. THE TEMPTATIONS OF THE STREETS ARE CONSTANT AND HIS CLOSEST FRIEND IS ALSO A CARELESS WRECK OF A LAWYER( WONT SAY IF YA HAVENT SEEN) BUT LOVE SEAN PENN AND THE GREAT ALFRED PACINO FOR DELIVERING A STORY IN WHICH I LOVE......AND BY THE WAY GOTTA LOVE JOHN LEGUIZAMO IN A UP N COMING ROLE......
De Palmas best picture ever! Pacinos at his best. A film I've watched over and over again. The sceens, the music, the acting. Penn is a wonderful surpporting actor. This is a must watch and must have movie. It's the reason we watch movies and enjoy them. Carlito's Way...is in the Top 5 movies of all time!
De palma is my favorable director due to this movie.I think this film was falsely underrated by critics. When I first saw this film I Thought it was to good to be true. SO I had to watch it 5-6 times more to convince myself I wasnt dreaming. There are realy some masterpiece action and suspense scenes (De palma's handcraft is best than ever) like the ones in the pool club or at the railway station.The tracks and the party atmosphere of the film make you really nostalgic about the'70 with the disco clubs mirror balls free sex, etc. The story line is great from the beginning (which starts like a real good film noir ...at the end). the dialogs and the slang expressions are funny and realy entertaining. the love story is beautiful and so is ann miler. The last scene in which the coloured poster becomes alive with the song ''you are so beautiful'' is a sheer classic.I can only say this was maybe the best film I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot).
This is one of my favorite movies. It describes the story of an aging gangster trying to escape his past, but seemingly, no matter what he does he is forever connected to that world and can never quite leave it in the past.
I can never get tired of this movie. Al Pacino is an outstanding actor!
When first watching it, I thought it was going to be another story about a stereotypical latino drug lord, but as I began to watch I learned that it wasn't so. I felt this movie was better than Scarface because 'Carlito' a.k.a. Charlie (Al Pacino) is an ex drug lord trying to change his ways. The movie begins when he gets out of jail and shows his struggles with keeping his life clean. I felt a sort of empathy with Charlie because the movie was filmed in my neighborhood of Spanish Harlem. If you are looking for a movie that has music, betreyal, honor, love, mobs, drugs, clubs, thugs and friendship i recommend this movie. If you are looking to watch a movie that has more depth than just an ignorant and senseless person selling drugs and killing out of control watch this movie.