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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2005, 10:26:26 PM »
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the bringing out the dead cover is the best of any of his films, i'd say

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« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2005, 10:36:11 PM »
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the bringing out the dead cover is the best of any of his films, i'd say

Yep, I have to say so too.
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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2005, 10:38:28 PM »
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oh no, it's happening again..
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« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2005, 10:01:06 PM »
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A bit more info on the Extras:

Casino 10th Anniversay Disc Due

Universal Home Video will release Casino: 10th Anniversary Edition on June 14 for a suggested price of $22.98. The film will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen video that has been digitally remastered along with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Universal hasn't given full details on the special edition yet, but we know it will be a two-disc set with several featurettes and deleted scenes, along with the new transfer. When we get more information, we'll let you know.


a bit more info...

Universal has released some early details on Casino: 10th Anniversary Edition which stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods and Kevin Pollak. This Martin Scorsese directed film will be available to own from the 14th June this year, and should set you back around $22.98 in total. The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen along with English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be provided. Extras will include four behind the scenes featurettes (entitled The Story, Cast and Characters, The Look and After the Filming), some 'Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more', a Vegas and the Mob featurette, a History Alive True Crime Authors: Casino with Nicholas Pileggi featurette and some deleted scenes. As far as we know, no audio commentary will be included.
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« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2005, 02:18:44 AM »
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no audio commentary will be included.

Damn it!
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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2005, 12:24:38 AM »
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that is the difference.


The "MARVELOUS FUN...Hilarious and Heartfelt," doesn't help matters.  Thankfully they avoided the critical cover blurbs for the Goodfellas and Casino: Anniversary Edition covers.

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« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2005, 07:54:40 PM »
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no audio commentary will be included.

Damn it!


Actually...

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'Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more'


This is a full-length commentary track. I dunno why they just don't call it so.
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« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2005, 10:47:45 PM »
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Well, because it's really just culled from the interviews.

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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2010, 01:13:13 AM »
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This is Scorsese's 90's masterpiece. Can we all agree it's 10x better than Goodfellas?

Everything about it is stellar. Pesci is fucking ruthless. This was Scorsese at his best. Marty is violent, but this movie is brutal, even for him. He doesn't pull any punches here. The most ruthless part is that there are no Channing Tatums in this movie. Every character that would stab you with a bic pen is someone you would see at the market asking you to grab them something from a top shelf.

It's also Robert Richardson's masterpiece. He's never done a film that looks better and I bet that pisses Tarantino off and in turn, pisses :shock: off. Bob Rich for Hostel 4 in 3D.

Did anyone notice the dude playing a valet in this played one in Fear & Loathing too? I checked him IMDB. He did these two movies and that's pretty much it haha.
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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2010, 03:19:21 AM »
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Casino is Scorsese's best 90s film, but since he's been doing lots of films for a long time, we all have our favorite version of Scorsese. Mine is long dead. His 90s career mostly bores me now and I hate that the last decade tried to poorly imitate it. Casino is really fun to watch and I caught it again recently, but I hate that I like it now mainly for the biographical facts of the story. Today all the film does for me is inspire me to read the original book.

I also disagree fully on Bob Richardson. For me, it's maybe his worst effort. I don't feel like explaining why now because it's too winded for my 4am self, but it's a good blog topic I need to do soon. So take this post as ultimately meaningless, haha.

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« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2010, 04:46:36 AM »
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I always found it difficult to name my favorite 90s Scorsese. I love both Casino and Goodfellas, but tend to prefer Casino, mainly because it's more epic. And yes, it's brutal. The first time I saw it I was very young, and found the scene where Pesci goes to that woman's house and just shoots her in the head to be very very disturbing. But both movies are great fun, and really wonderful displays of great filmmaking - also, very interesting, even though the movies are somewhat similar in their storytelling, the choice of different DPs with very particular styles also make them quite different.

Oh, and The Age of Innocence is right up there with those two movies as one of the best Scorseses of the 90s.
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« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2010, 06:13:49 AM »
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I was very young when I saw it the first time too and I remember the scene that always frightened me was when Nicky and his little brother get beaten and then buried alive. It's just so brutal and bloody. The way they're mumbling incoherently while getting buried gave me nightmares.
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« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2010, 07:45:22 AM »
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Pesci's fat, bruised naked body.. uuuuugggghhhhh just thinking about it makes me queasy
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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2010, 09:17:28 AM »
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It's also notable for being the last time de niro gave a shit.
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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2010, 10:37:50 AM »
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It's also notable for being the last time de niro gave a shit.

Brilliant.

Pesci's fat, bruised naked body.. uuuuugggghhhhh just thinking about it makes me queasy

This film is super fucking violent.  I'm still not really over it, the violence is exactly as stefen puts it, not glorified in any way.  These could very well be the people we find ourselves next to you in the supermarket.  It is total opposition to romanticized anything,  especiallyq murder, which I guess lies somewhere within the 'ruthless' category.  I don't know shit about Marty's hay day, but this certain parts of this film always shake me.   

 I'll never forget the first time I took it seriously.  I was about 15, and when Pesci puts the gun up to that old woman's head and pulled the trigger, I thought to myself something along the lines of, "That is the most shocking main stream thing, I've ever seen." 

Goodfellas takes another route in my opinion.  Obviously the stories have their differences, but I feel like Goodfellas is clearly pulling on different strings than Casino.  I mean that emotionally, and story arc points and things like this.  I'm not entirely sure what i want to say.

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