News on Gangs of New York

As announced earlier, The Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York is coming to Blu-ray in July. The details are now starting to arrive on the disc.

Set in New York City, 1840-1863, a young man named Amsterdam seeks vengeance against Bill “The Butcher” Poole, the man who killed his father. Though he secures the help of pickpocket Jenny Everdeane, the task at hand may be more dangerous than Amsterdam ever imagined when he realizes that his father was murdered as a result of gang warfare between the powerful Manhattan Irish and Italian gangs. Amid the crooked cops and corrupt politicians of the Tammany Hall era, political enforcer Bill Poole stands out as only one scoundrel in the crime-plagued Five Points section of lower Manhattan in the early 1860s.

The new Blu-ray will come in 1080p (MPEG4-AVC) with PCM 5.1 sound. An audio commentary with Martin Scorsese, the featurettes Costume Design, Set Design, History of the Five Points and Exploring the Sets of the Gangs of New York, the Discovery Channel special Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York, a music video and trailers.

Arriving on July 1st, the Blu-ray will have a suggested retail price of $34.99.

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