Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
Martin Scorsese's classic gangster film is getting a remastered Blu-ray release in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is preparing to release 'Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray on May 5.
'GoodFellas' explores the criminal life like no other movie. Following the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters over 30 years, it’s an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living – and dying. Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, the film earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990’s ‘Best Film’ by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, 'GoodFellas' was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.
Scorsese was awarded the Silver Lion Award for Best Director in Venice. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy “The Gent” Conway, and Joe Pesci, as the volatile Tommy DeVito, walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar®. Academy Award® nominees Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the film has been remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative supervised by Martin Scorsese and supplements will include all previously released bonus materials as well as an ALL-NEW Documentary includes interview with the Director, cast and some of your all-time favorite movie gangsters! – Join some of Martin Scorsese’s greatest gangsters – Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Jack Nicholson and Joe Pesci – to discover what it’s like to work for perhaps the greatest gangster director of them all.
The release will also have a 36-page photo book exploring the film’s far-reaching influence with a letter written by Martin Scorsese.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 5.
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