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    Unique ID Code: 0000072429
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    Added on: 14/6/2005 13:29
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    Casino (Special Edition) (UK)

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 117 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Danger. Power. Seduction. Welcome to Las Vegas 1973. Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in director Martin Scorsese`s riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. In an era of over-the-top glitz, Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), is riding high as front man for the Mob`s multi-billion dollar Las Vegas operation. To protect their "investment", the bosses send in Ace`s boyhood pal - hot-headed enforcer Nicky Santoro (Pesci).
    It`s a winning hand: Ace`s brain and Nicky`s muscle - until sexy wildcard Ginger McKenna (Stone), turns up the heat. This gripping fact-based tale boasts extraordinary performances, a sizzling soundtrack and a dizzying look beneath the glamorous facade, beyond the closed doors and behind the eyes of the men and women whose fortunes - and lives - were made and lost with the roll of a dice.

    Special Features:
    Disc One: Moments with Martin Scorsese (audio commentary).
    Disc Two: 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.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Hungarian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Martin Scorsese

    Written By:

    Sharon Stone
    James Woods
    Robert De Niro
    Joe Pesci
    Don Rickles

    Casting By:
    Ellen Lewis

    Music From:
    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Thelma Schoonmaker

    Costume Designer:
    John A. Dunn
    Rita Ryack

    Production Designer:
    Dante Ferretti

    Barbara De Fina
    Joseph P. Reidy

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Las Vegas in the 1970s is the setting for "Casino", A story of mafia,power,money and violence.
    The transfer from video to 2.35;1 disc is exellent giving the movie a crisp clear picture.
    Audio wise "Casino" is polished up with a great sounding Dolby Digital.
    This film is one of the best their is about argainised crime in the 20th century,Casino plays along at a quick pase never moving away from the story its telling this keeps you entertained from start to finish.
    With such a good movie like this "Casino"gets a deserved special edition, i found the edition diapointing but not garbage.
    The commontery is the worst feature,I found it boring and lazy with little input on the film,Sharon Stone is plan annoying she just goes on and on..... about herself mostly.I must say its one of the worst commentery tracks ive heaed??
    Disc 2 contains a few"look inside"featurettes including interviws with members of the cast and crew,(Very little from De Niro and none from Pesci.)costom designs ,locations used ,production designs and some behind the scene fotage.The outtakes(their are only 4)are funny but in short supply.The best parts on the special edition i think are the two documenarty`s about the mob and Las Vegas,including the story of"Lefty"imself"with which"Casino" is based on.these are good and very informative and with out them the 2 disc.S E would have been dull.
    posted by bleasby on 8/5/2006 15:18