Audio Commentary:by Martin Scorsese
Featurette:"Back on the Block"
Mean Streets (Special Edition)
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Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro together for the first time.
This movie started a relationship that spans eight films and sparked creative genius from behind-the-camera as well as in front of the camera that has yet to be duplicated.
'Mean Streets' offers a little insight into a world that's both fascinating and dangerous, thanks to Scorsese's semi-autobiographical references he incorporated into this film.
Harvey Keitel plays a young Italian named Charlie. As Johnny-Boy so eloquently puts it, "Charlies likes everybody. Everybody likes Charlie." He struggles to live his life with some degree of normalcy, but immediately feels the pressures of his Little Italy neighborhood. He feels he has to save Johnny-Boy from a life of gambling and heavy debt, but when he can't, the climax begins to unfold. A far cry from his 'Sport' characterization in "Taxi Driver," Harvey Keitel gives a great and sympathy-evoking performance.
Robert De Niro plays Johnny-Boy, Charlie's childhood friend who's a bit unbalanced and a lot in debt. This role here offers a foreshadowing in the roles that good 'ol Bobby D. would later become famous for. ::Ahem:: 'Travis Bickle' in "Taxi Driver." Johnny-Boy is enjoyable, from his entrance into Charlie's bar right up to the climatic end (I'm not giving it away.)De Niro is astounding, and I'm not saying that just because he's my favorite actor on the face of this green earth. He's really captivating. It's extremely hard to take your eyes off of him because of his character's unpredicatability.Read more ›
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Brilliant acting. Perfect Brooklyn accents. Gritty Portrayal of life then in New York. DeNiro demonstrates his wide breath of ability that eventually makes him a well deserved... Read morePublished 3 days ago by eileen rivkin
most boring movie i ever seen , plus defective DVD . what a wastePublished 22 days ago by Tarekous..
It was obvious back in the early 70s that DeNiro was by far one on the best actors ever in thie bad boy/ bad man image made manifest so demonstratively in his later films. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James F. Devine
Classic early 1970s NYC scenes. Very gritty unpolished edge to all the the scenes. The violent ending is sort of what one expects with these wannabe wiseguys Charlie, Johnny Boy,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MinorPentatonicAddict
Good movie Poor audio to picture sync. Ran it on 2 different players with the same problem (Special Edition ????)Published 1 month ago by Billburt
The movie showed up right on time and the quality of the movie is great.Published 2 months ago by Gene guillemette
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