Gangs of New York

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 220582628
UPC 031398134565
UPC 14 00031398134565
Format DVD
Release Date 2/11/2014
Rating Rating
Big City
Essential Cinema
Fathers And Sons
New York City
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Rolling Stone "...GANGS OF NEW YORK is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive....A triumph of pure craft and passionate heart..." 01/23/2003 p.75
New York Times "...GANGS OF NEW YORK is an important film as well as an entertaining one. With this project, Mr. Scorsese has made his passionate ethnographic sensibility the vehicle of an especially grand ambition..." 12/20/2002 p.E1
USA Today "...It has as much greatness in it as any movie this year..." 12/20/2002 p.1E
Entertainment Weekly "...The complicated and brilliant Day-Lewis makes all of old New York come alive; he's the furnace that stokes the story, and he gives off real, exciting heat..." 01/03/2003 p.43-4
Variety "...GANGS OF NEW YORK bears all the earmarks of a magnum opus for Martin Scorsese....A richly impressive and densely realized work..." 12/02/2002 p.38-44
Premiere "...Unsparing, hallucinatory, spectacular, it's personal moviemaking on an epic scale, a vision that will take your breath away and hold it for the movie's entire running time..." 02/01/2003 p.20
Film Comment "...GANGS OF NEW YORK may be the last of its kind -- a costume picture made entirely in a studio by a superbly creative director in collaboration with mater craftspeople..." 01/01/2003 p.24-7
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Day-Lewis does a superb job of making the villain charismatic and complex..." 02/01/2003 p.62
Uncut "Big, brilliant, brutal and beautiful." 02/01/2003 p.100
Martin Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio
Cameron Diaz
Daniel Day-Lewis
Cast & Crew
Leonardo DiCaprio - Star
Cara Seymour - Star
Cameron Diaz - Star
Jim Broadbent - Star
Henry Thomas - Star
Daniel Day-Lewis - Star
William Kiernan - Star
Brendan Gleeson - Star
John C. Reilly - Star
David Hemmings - Star
Liam Carney - Star
Liam Neeson - Star
Howard Shore - Composer
Martin Scorsese - Cameo
Jay Cocks - Screenwriter
Dante Ferretti - Production Designer
Alberto Grimaldi - Producer
Herbert Asbury - Source Writer
Martin Scorsese - Producer
Michael Ballhaus - Director of Photography
Ken Lonergan - Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian - Screenwriter
Harvey Weinstein - Producer
Jay Cocks - Story
Martin Scorsese - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
UPC 00031398134565
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 167 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, French, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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