Gangs of New York [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation
DVDs | Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment | 2003 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD G DRAMA pt.1-2) plus 1 more
[United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, .
2 videodiscs (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound.
Includes English and French language soundtracks.
Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson.
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; screenplay writers, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan ; director, Martin Scorsese.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Golden Globes, USA, 2003: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Martin Scorsese); Best Original Song - Motion Picture (U2 (music/lyrics) For the song "The Hands That Built America").
MPAA rating: R; for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
Special features: U2 "The hands that built America" music video ; history of the Five Points ; exploring the sets of "Gangs of New York" (multi-angle) ; feature commentary with Martin Scorsese ; set design ; costume design.
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