On August 17, Warner Home Video (WHV) will celebrate the memorable career of director Martin Scorsese with a five film collection featuring some of his most acclaimed films. All will feature commentaries by Scorsese and others as well as new and vintage documentaries. GoodFellas will be available as a Two-Disc Special Edition for $26.99 SRP; the other four films will sell for $19.97 SRP. The Scorsese Collection will also be available in a gift set priced at $59.92 SRP. The Scorsese Collection will include the newly remastered GoodFellas Two-Disc Special Edition and Mean Streets Special Edition DVDs. Also included are the DVD debuts of After Hours, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and his first feature film, Who’s That Knocking at my Door. Last year, when the Director’s Guild of America honored Scorsese with their Lifetime Achievement Award, critic Roger Ebert said, "There is no greater American filmmaker right now than Martin Scorsese, and there hasn't been for some time, perhaps since Welles and Hitchcock and Ford died…

He's the director that even the other directors would place first… No one has made more or better movies in the past 30 years…” Martin Scorsese, director, producer, writer and actor is one of this generation’s most honored and prolific artists. He grew up in New York City’s Little Italy, the tough downtown neighborhood which later provided inspiration for several of his films. Scorsese graduated from New York University’s Film School and after making several award-winning short films, he directed Who’s That Knocking at my Door?, released theatrically in 1969. Scorsese then worked as assistant director and an editor on the documentary Woodstock in 1970 and proceeded to work on what was to become his breakthrough film, Mean Streets, released in 1973 and starring Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel as the leads. In 1974, he directed Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the Academy Award®-winning feminist odyssey that was his first commercial success. In the next three decades, Scorsese showed himself to be a powerful creative force in Hollywood with a wide range of film accomplishments including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Waltz, The King of Comedy, The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence, Casino and Gangs of New York. His forthcoming film, The Aviator, will be released in December. Among his many awards, in addition to the DGA honors, are an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival and the Honoree at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 25th Gala Tribute.

GoodFellas Two-Disc Special Edition: Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critic Roger Ebert declared GoodFellas “the best mob movie ever.” It earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990’s ‘Best Film’ by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. Scorsese was also awarded the Silver Lion Award in Venice. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy “The Gent” Conway, and Joe Pesci, as the volatile Tommy DeVito, walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar®. Academy Award® nominees Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances. GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. It’s an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living – and dying.

Extra features on disc one include:

- New 16x9 Digital Transfer in Dolby 5.1

- Commentary with Martin Scorsese plus select cast and crew

- Bonus commentary with ex-gangster Henry Hill and Ex-FBI agent Edward McDonald Disc two bonus features include:

- Four new cast/crew documentaries:

- Getting Made: A penetrating look at the making-of this modern classic

- The GoodFellas Legacy: Filmmakers Jon Favreau (Elf), Jim Carnahan (Narc), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), McG (Charlie’s Angels), John Turturro and others discuss the influence of GoodFellas on their work

- The Workaday Gangster: Writer Nick Pileggi, actors Frank Vincent, Paul Sorvino and others tell stories of growing up in a world where smalltime hoods were as common as the local butcher or mailman

- Paper is Cheaper than Film: A glimpse into Martin Scorsese’s creative process including rarely seen sketches and more.

- Theatrical trailer

After Hours (New to DVD): This critically acclaimed 1985 film earned Scorsese a Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Palme D’Or. It was also named best feature film at the Independent Spirit Awards. In After Hours, a buttoned-down word processor’s night out becomes a comic nightmare. Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette star in the film called a "wild, funny and wonderful original" (Judith Crist).

DVD bonus materials include:

- Commentary by Martin Scorsese, Griffin Dunn, Thelma Schoonmaker and Michael Ballhaus

- Filming for Your Life – Retrospective making-of featurette

- Deleted scenes

- Theatrical trailer

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (New to DVD):

Ellen Burstyn was honored with a Best Actress Academy Award® for her title role in this film, which also received two additional nominations – Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Diane Ladd. The story of a newly widowed woman and her son setting out on the bumpy road to a better life also features Kris Kristofferson, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Vic Tayback and Valerie Curtin. Considered Scorsese’s first commercial success, the film became the basis for a long-running TV sitcom called “Alice.”

DVD extra content includes:

- Commentary by Martin Scorsese, Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson

- Second Chances – A retrospective documentary

- Theatrical trailer

Mean Streets Special Edition (Newly Remastered):

A newly remastered Special Edition of one of Scorsese’s early accomplishments. Scorsese and Robert De Niro team for the first time in this tale of young toughs in New York’s Little Italy. De Niro won the National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor award for his role. Fans will appreciate what Leonard Maltin calls a “technically dazzling film (which) put Scorsese on the map deservedly so.” Mean Streets also stars Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Richard Romanus, Robert Carradine and David Carradine.

DVD bonus features include:

- Commentary by Martin Scorsese

- Back on the Block – The original featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Who’s That Knocking at My Door (New to DVD):

This fascinating autobiographical drama was Scorsese’s first feature film. It focuses on the relationship between a streetwise kid from New York’s Little Italy who’s hung up by his strict Catholic upbringing and an independent young woman (Zina Bethune). Stars Harvey Keitel in his film debut.

DVD extra content includes:

- Commentary by Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin

- From the Classroom to the Streets – Making-of featurette

Scorsese Collection

STREET DATE: August 17

PRICING:

Scorsese Collection Giftset $59.92 SRP

GoodFellas Two-Disc Special Edition $26.99 SRP

Mean Streets Special Edition; Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore; After Hours; Who’s That Knocking at my Door $19.97 SRP each

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