Includes: Goodfellas, Departed, The Town, Heat, Untouchables]]>
Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Contemporary (Mean Streets / The Untouchables / Goodfellas / Heat / The Departed) (Blu-ray Book Packaging)
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Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4; 1080p/VC-1 | Aspect Ratio(s): 2.40:1; Goodfellas 1.85:1; The Departed 2.35:1
Audio Formats: English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, English PCM 5.1 Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, English DTS-HD High Resolution 6.1 Matrixed, English Dolby Digital EX Surround, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, English 2.0 Dolby Surround, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround, French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, German Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Portuguese Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH, French, Spanish, Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic, Finnish
Special Features: 4 Audio Commentaries, Featurettes, Theatrical Trailer, Deleted Scenes
As a boxed set, this five-disc collection is a little overpriced but might be worth buying if you only own one or two of the films but want them all. Everyone else should just pick and choose their favorites, or just wait for the inevitable re-releases. The accompanying hardcover book is painfully basic and only contains a short two-page retrospective on each film with a few photos and memorable quotes. Bottom line: this boxed set is a fairly lazy, by-the-numbers effort, hence the somewhat average three-star rating I've given it.
And yes, I actually own the product and have checked it first hand. I received an advance copy for review purposes for a website not affiliated with Amazon.
NOTE: By the way, the listing of "Blu-ray Book Packaging" is kind of misleading. Only the accompanying book is, well, actually a "book", as the discs are packed in a separate multi-disc keepcase. In turn, both the book and the keepcase fit inside a slipcover. So it looks nice...but it's techincally not a Digibook, like "Alien Anthology" or the "Blade Runner" Anniversary Edition.
MEAN STREETS - 1973 - 112 minutes - Director: Martin Scorsese - Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel - Genre: Crime, Drama - Plot: A small-time hood struggles to survive on the "mean streets" of Little Italy. R
THE UNTOUCHABLES - 1987 - 119 minutes - Director: Brian De Palma - Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro - Genre: Crime, History - Plot: A deadly, hand-picked team of law officials set out to rid Chicago of gangster Al Capone. R
GOODFELLAS - 1990 - 146 minutes - Director: Martin Scorsese - Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci - Genre: Crime, Drama - Plot: The story of gangster Henry Hill, and his rise and fall in the criminal hierarchy. R
HEAT - 1995 - 170 minutes - Director: Michael Mann - Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer - Genre: Crime, action - Plot: A ruthless team of bank robbers and a driven cop clash wills in LA. R
THE DEPARTED - 2006 - 151 minutes - Director: Martin Scorsese - Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson - Genre: Crime, drama - Plot: Two moles who have infiltrated a mob and the police force struggle to identify each other before they are discovered. R
Let's crunch some numbers. This Ultimate Gangsters Collection costs $34.96, and there are 5 films contained in it. When we divide $34 by 5, we find a cost of $6.99 per film, an excellent deal to own this brilliant and iconic set of gangster films! I hope this information was helpful to you.
This DOES NOT come with a digital copy, but all movies except Mean Streets are usable in Vudu's Disc to Digital, which is nice.
The Bluray case is sturdy, and of a surprisingly high quality. It easily holds all five movies without issue. All movies are easy to grab and place back when done.
Overall, it's solid collection that's well put together. The book just feels a bit lazy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly what's pictured. The booklet is pretty cool, provides some nice quality photos and decent info. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an amazing collection. All 5 are amazing movies and for a great price. Definitely worth it!Published 11 months ago by Jordan Miller
Great movies, good for any collection. Bluray transfer looks good on all of them, nice little book included.Published 17 months ago by Tim Case
Except for "The Departed," this is a pretty good box. At $20, it was only a bit more than what the single disc of "Mean Streets" would have cost (12/14). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Torpedo
This is a great set of movies at a great price!! You can pay 8-20 bucks apiece fore them, or you can get this set! Do the math!Published on July 28, 2014 by Jon The Killer
The price was quite reasonable and it arrived in good time and in good order - I do like good action, crime stories and this fitted the bill very good!! Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by Danny
I bought two different " Ultimate Gangsters " dvd sets and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. These movies are the classics and I really enjoyed seeing them again. Read morePublished on April 19, 2014 by Vpr93
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