Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci star in the gangster movie GoodFellas. Ray Liotta plays Henry Hill, a small time gangster who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy De Vito (Joe Pesci), two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners' success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? This Blu-ray edition of GoodFellas contains: three documentaries with the cast and crew, storyboard-to-screen comparisons, and the theatrical trailer.
Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas
immortalizes the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas
is at least as good as The Godfather
without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.