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Heat: Special Edition

August 21, 2005

After the commercial and critical success of The Last of the Mohicans (1992), filmmaker Michael Mann made his most ambitious film up to that point in his career with Heat (1996). He cast legendary actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as the leads in what... 

The Martin Scorsese Film Collection

August 10, 2005

Martin Scorsese is one of the world’s greatest filmmakers living today. At first, this may seem like so much over-inflated hype, and to be sure, he would be the first to avoid this title, but think, for a moment, about a handful of the films this... 

The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition

April 29, 2005

Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables (1987) had all the makings of a powerhouse production destined for greatness. It featured a screenplay written by legendary playwright David Mamet, expert cinematographer Stephen Burum (Rumble Fish) was behind the camera,... 

GoodFellas: Special Edition

December 8, 2004

“For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.” – Henry Hill From his early days making Mean Streets (1973), Scorsese was always fascinated by gangsters. As a child, he had grown up around them and was intrigued by... 

Cop Land: Director’s Cut

December 11, 2003

Cop Land (1997) is a homage to police corruption films like Sidney Lumet’s Serpico (1973) and Prince of the City (1981). In many respects, Cop Land is also a modern western, complete with a High Noon (1952) style showdown. A big deal was made about... 

The Godfather Trilogy

May 12, 2003

There are times I feel that I’ve just simply seen too many films. Particularly bad films, the kind of film that just saps your enthusiasm for it all. I’d convinced myself that I liked bad movies, that I actually derived enjoyment from watching... 

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