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When Martin Scorsese, one of the world's most skillful and respected directors, reunited with two-time Oscar-winner Robert De Niro in GoodFellas, the result was one of the most powerful films of the year. Based on the true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critics and filmgoers alike declared GoodFellas great. It was named 1990's best film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. And it earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy "The Gent" Conway. And as the volatile Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Academy Award nominee Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances. You have to see it to believe it - then watch it again. GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie.
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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.
Deservedly considered one of Martin Scorsese's greatest films, Goodfellas gave different perspective on the Mafia/mob film which since the early seventies had been dominated by The... Read morePublished 1 day ago by johnf
It's a great movie and this is why I wanted it for my collection. It only plays half of the movie and stops. I bought another one and it does the same thing. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Barry L Jandla
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|2-Disc Special Edition: Censoring||
yup-it was deleted as soon as it went digital:probably worries about lawsuits from the actual airline.
Sep 9, 2009 by J. Beck | See all 5 posts
|Warner Blu-ray transfers are terrible rush jobs||
I agree........I love Goodfellas.and I was very excited to see it on Bluray......
However I agree with the above menchion...........Warners could have done a better job remastering the video content of this fine film
Feb 12, 2008 by Lone Ranger | See all 5 posts
Amazon got it from Walmart.
Nov 30, 2010 by K.G. | See all 7 posts
I correct you. The Blu-ray version of this movie does, in fact, have a 2.0 Spanish language track; earlier SD versions do not.
Jan 14, 2009 by Antolino Mendoza | See all 6 posts
That's 20th anniversary Digi-book edition.
Dec 3, 2013 by D. Phillips | See all 2 posts
|May 24, 2010 blu ray version on Walmart||Be the first to reply|