Raging Bull (1980): Anniversary Edition

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winning two, “Raging Bull” is regarded as one of the best films of all time, ranking number 24 in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” list. 
Robert De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer who’s psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Joe Pesci (Goodfellas) and Cathy Moriarty are unforgettable as the brother who falls prey to Jake’s mounting paranoia and jealousy, and the fifteen-year-old girl who becomes his most prized trophy.
As Jake (De Niro) struggles to become the middleweight boxing champion of the world, he is obstructed by his personal demons. Though a technically brilliant fighter, his credibility as a legitimate boxer is challenged when he conspires with the mob to throw a fight in his opponent’s favor. Increasingly violent and self-destructive, Jake sours his already-tumultuous relationship with his brother and boxing manager (played by Pesci) by accusing him of having an affair with his wife, Vickie (Moriarty). Jake’s final tragic loss in the ring makes him realize that his greatest defeat was losing the ones he loved.
RAGING BULL 30th Anniversary Edition will be available on Blu-Ray in January 2011.
Raging Bull Blu-ray & DVD
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
·         Feature Film
·         New – Marty & Bobby
·         New – Raging Bull: Reflections On A Classic
·         New – Remembering Jake
·         New – Marty on Film
·         New – Cathy Moriarty on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, March 27, 1981
·         Raging Bull: Fight Night
·         The Bronx Bull
·         DeNiro vs. LaMotta
·         LaMotta Defends Title
 
Disc 2 (DVD):
·         Feature Film
·         Commentary by Director Martin Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
·         Commentary by Cast and Crew
·         Storytellers Commentary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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