Release Date: 7/1/2003 Original Release: 2002 Format: DVD Widescreen Length: 167 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity, and language UPC: 786936165371 Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Dramas, Gangs, Live-Action, True Story, Epic, Recommended, Period Piece, Big City, Historical, Theatrical Release, Crime, Gangsters, New York City, Violence, Revenge, Fathers And Sons, Essential Cinema
Gangs of New York DVD Description
Director Martin Scorsese revisits New York City's notorious past with this dazzling historical drama. A throwback to the epics of yesteryear, GANGS OF NEW YORK is set in the mid-1800s, when the streets of lower Manhattan were teeming with tension and violence. Leonardo DiCaprio is Amsterdam Vallon, the son of a revered gang leader (Liam Neeson). As a youth, Amsterdam witnessed the death of his father at the hands of William "The Butcher" Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), the maniacally driven ruler of the city's most powerful gang. Sixteen years later, Amsterdam is finally released from the orphanage that raised him. Determined to avenge his father's death, Amsterdam makes his way back to the volatile Five Points to track down Cutting and exact revenge. As he gradually infiltrates Bill the Butcher's camp and earns the crazed gangster's respect, he must also contend with the tumultuous, but beautiful, Jenny Everdean (Cameron Diaz). DiCaprio and Diaz are impressive in their respective roles, but it is Day-Lewis who steals the show. Resurfacing after a five-year retirement, the Irish actor delivers a performance that is at once cartoonish, electrifying, comical, sincere, and deeply moving. By paying tribute to the early days of New York City in such a grand, spectacular manner, Scorsese also pays tribute to cinema itself.
2-Disc Set Region 1 Letterbox - 1.85 Disc 1: Feature Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS Surround 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Trailers Audio Commentary: Martin Scorcese - Director Featurette: 1. EXPLORING THE SETS OF GANGS OF NEW YORK 2. COSTUME DESIGN 3. HISTORY OF THE FIVE POINTS Interactive Features: Scene Access Interactive Menus Text/Photo Galleries: Critics Reviews Five Points Study Guide Disc 2: Supplementary Materials Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Martin Scorcese - Director (Continued) Music Video: U2 - "The Hands that Built America" Documentary: UNCOVERING THE REAL GANGS OF NEW YORK Interactive Features: Scene Access Interactive Menus