American gangster [videorecording] / a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions
DVDs | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | c2008 | 2-disc unrated extended ed. ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD A pt.1-2 DRAMA)
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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.
2-disc unrated extended ed. ; widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (disc 1); Dolby Digital 2.0 (disc 2).
Original theatrical version includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Unrated extended version in English, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Producers, Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; writer, Steven Zaillian ; director, Ridley Scott ; director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.
Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated.
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
Disc 1. Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.).
Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown).
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