Martin Scorsese Collection DVD
Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Mary Kay Place, Georgie Auld, Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, John Carradine, Bernie Casey, Jerry Lewis
Directed by Martin Scorsese
A collection of classic films from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese.
Shot entirely in black and white, and with an Oscar-winning performance by Robert De Niro, 'Raging Bull' (1980), is the director's acclaimed biopic of Jake La Motta, the boxing world champion who rose rapidly to fame but swiftly fell from grace.
On the road to success, La Motta (De Niro) marries the beautiful young Vickie (Cathy Moriarty), but the pressures of success soon make him paranoid and he ends up alienating both his wife and his brother, Joey (Joe Pesci).
In 'New York, New York' (1977), Liza Minnelli plays a singer and De Niro a saxophonist who join forces at the end of World War II.
Touring as part of the same band, the pair become lovers, marry, but when she becomes pregnant she runs off to New York and as her singing career takes off the couple realise their relationship is doomed.
Years later they meet again both now successful; and the attraction between them is still strong... 'Boxcar Bertha' (1972), traces the exploits of real-life train robber Bertha Thompson, played by Barbara Hershey.
During the depression, farmgirl Bertha hits the road and meets a trade unionist (David Carradine) and his crooked friends.
Soon they are ripping off the railway bosses and giving some of the spoils back to the union.
The music documentary 'The Last Waltz' (1978) chronicles the farewell concert by The Band, featuring guest appearances from, among others, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Neil Diamond and Joni Mitchell.
The performance took place at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976, and marked the end of the group's 16 years of touring.
The film also includes interview footage with all five members in which they discuss their experiences on the road.
Finally, in 'The King of Comedy' (1983), De Niro plays a nerd with a mission, a fantasist who is determined to get himself on television, namely the Jerry Langford Show.
But when Langford (Jerry Lewis) gives him the cold shoulder, De Niro hatches a banal kidnap plan.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (18)
- EAN: 5039036054690
- Catalogue number: 3545301010
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
- Release date: 01/10/2012
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Col & B/W