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    The Ultimate Gangster Class A Selection DVD Box Set Available From Universal On 13 October 2008

    To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the all time classic gangster film Scarface, starring the inimitable Al Pacino, Universal Pictures has assembled some of the toughest, meanest, cruellest and downright ruthless badasses in screen history, together, for the first time ever, in a definitive collection of film gangster icons. The Ultimate Gangster Class A Selection; is a stunning 10 disc collectors edition DVD box set featuring five of the most revered and critically acclaimed gangster films in cinema history: American Gangster, Carlito's Way, Casino, Mean Streets and Scarface along with an amazing selection of special features including some never seen before extras and an exclusive 32 page American Gangster booklet.

    The Ultimate Gangster Class A Selection will be released on 13 October 2008 courtesy of Universal and features the following:

    American Gangster: Charts the meteoric rise and fall of Frank Lucas, the unsuspecting driver who became the most powerful and ruthless man in Harlem. Directed by Ridley Scott (Alien) and starring Denzel Washington (Philadelphia) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator), American Gangster was nominated for two Academy Awards®, five BAFTAs, and three Golden Globes®, amongst a host of others.  

    "A film that deserves attention, if not your full respect." Film 4

    SPECIAL FEATURES: Extended Version, Feature Commentary with Director Ridley Scott and Writer Steven Zaillian. Bonus Disc 1
    : Deleted Scenes, Crime War Productions, "Rhythm of the Street: Sound, Music and Editings", Tru Blu The Real Story, Killer Threads: Costumes, Into The Arena Ali vs. Frazier, Case Film: Setting Up The Take Down, Case File: File Script Meeting, Heroin Test Show and Tell. Bonus Disc 2: (Exclusive to this collection) The BET Special: The Making Of American Gangster, Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look, Hip-Hop Infusion, Music Video - Do You Feel Me, Blue Magic From Jay-Z's Album 'American Gangster', Theatrical Trailer.
    32 Page Exclusive American Gangster Booklet.

    Carlito's Way: The story of Carlito Brigante's desperate efforts to put his violent life of crime behind him, despite the differing desires of the mob. Starring Al Pacino (The Godfather), Sean Penn (The Thin Red Line) John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge) and directed by Brian De Palma (The Untouchables), Carlito's Way was nominated for two Golden Globes ®, and is regarded as one of Penn's finest performances.

    "Mr. Pacino brings vast entertainment value." New York Times

    SPECIAL FEATURES: The Making Of Carlito's Way, Photo Gallery, Theatrical Trailer.

    Casino: A riveting look at how ambition, passion and greed toppled an empire, and loosened the mob's grip on Vegas. Written by Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas), directed by Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and starring Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II), Casino was nominated for an Academy Award®, and won one out of two Golden Globe® nominations (1996 Best Actress Sharon Stone).

    "A must-see" Variety

    SPECIAL FEATURES: Moments With Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and more (Audio Commentary), Production Notes, Street People - International Version, Street People Trailer - Hungarian Version. Bonus Disc: Casino: The Story, Casino: The Cast And characters, Casino: The Look, Casino: After The Filming, Deleted Scenes, Vegas And The Mob, History Alive: True Crime Authors: Nicholas Pileggi.


    Mean Streets: The story of Charlie, a young guy working his way up the ranks of the mob, while trying to juggle a turbulent family life and unstable friendships at the same time. Regarded as director Martin Scorsese's breakout film, and starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), Mean Streets won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (De Niro), and was nominated for the Writers Guild Of America award for best drama (Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin).

    "A tight, intense masterpiece." Film 4

    SPECIAL FEATURES: Director Commentary by Martin Scorsese, Vintage Featurette: Martin Scorsese Back On The Block, Trailer.

    Scarface: The saga of Tony Montana, the violent refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire, only to be consumed by his own paranoia and forbidden desires. Starring Al Pacino in one of the roles that defined his career, and directed by Brian De Palma, Scarface was nominated for three Golden Globes® and is regularly included on 'greatest films of all time' lists.

    Vivid and arresting." New York Times

    SPECIAL FEATURES: Bonus Disc 1: Deleted Scenes, The Rebirth of Scarface, Acting Scarface, Creating Scarface, Scarface: The TV Version, Theatrical Trailer, Teaser Trailer, Def Jam Presents: Origins of a Hip Hop classic. Bonus Disc 2 ((Exclusive to this collection): World Of Tony Montana, Making Of Scarface Game, Remastered Feature

    Scarface is also available as a 2 Disc Special Edition and single disc edition. The two disc set comes complete with an amazing array of extras including Deleted Scenes, The Rebirth of Scarface, Acting Scarface, Creating Scarface, Scarface: The TV Version, Theatrical Trailer, Teaser Trailer, Def Jam Presents: Origins Of A Hip Hop classic.

    Title: The Ultimate Gangster Class A Selection       Release Date: 13 October 2008
    Recommended Retail Price: £34.99                            Certificate: 18

    Title: Scarface: 2 Disc Special Edition                        Release Date: Out now
    Recommended Retail Price: £19.99                            Certificate: 18

    Title: Scarface                                                                   Release Date: Out now
    Recommended Retail Price: £15.99                            Certificate: 18

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Is this our first news item posted by a PR company? Hurrah!

    Could use some artwork though...
    posted by Si Wooldridge on 8/10/2008 22:22
    One step at a time! The original release had some nice graphics but they were embedded in a PDF...
    posted by Rich Goodman on 9/10/2008 18:49