Gangs Of New York [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; screenplay writers, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan ; director, Martin Scorsese.
- ISBN: 0788846361
- Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Widescreen version (2.35:1).
- Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; , c2002.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features: U2 "The hands that built America" music video; history of the Five Points; exploring the sets of "Gangs of New York" (multi-angle); feature commentary with Martin Scorsese; set design; costume design.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; original music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Dante Ferretti.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson.
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: R; for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
|Additional Physical Form available Note:||
Also issued on VHS.
|System Details Note:||
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, Region 1 encoding.
Golden Globes, USA, 2003: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Martin Scorsese); Best Original Song - Motion Picture (U2 (music/lyrics) For the song "The Hands That Built America").
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