USA drama 1980 color 128 min.
Director: Martin Scorsese
CAV: out-of-print collectible
3 discs, catalog # CC1230L

CLV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1238L

Scorsese's films-and his abundant film knowlege-have always been an integral part of the Criterion Collection. Whether interviewing the late director Michael Powell or unraveling his own means and methods, Scorsese's commentaries are as intense as his films. These Director Approved editions provide an opportunity to learn from a modern master.

Voted best film of the 1980s, Martin Scorsese's brilliant biopic of boxer Jake La Motta receives special treatment from Criterion. The exclusive widescreen transfer shows off every nuance of the black and white cinematography, giving added power to Robert De Niro's amazing performance as La Motta. Joe Pesci plays Joey La Motta, Jake's brother and manager, with special verve.

The CAV Special Edition features:

  • Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Historic Jake La Motta boxing and interview footage
  • The shooting script and original storyboards
  • Publicity and production photographs
  • The original theatrical trailer

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