Warner Home Video has added a 20th Anniversary Edition of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas to their release schedule, bringing the mob movie to Blu-Ray Disc in February.
When Martin Scorsese, one of the world’s most skillful and respected directors, reunited two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro in “GoodFellas,” the result was one of the most powerful films of the year. Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critics and filmgoers alike declared “GoodFellas” great. It was named 1990’s best film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. And it earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy “The Gent” Conway. And as the volatile Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Academy Award nominee Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performance. You have to see it to believe it-then watch again. GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie.
Featuring a high definition transfer with high def audio, the release will also contain a series of bonus materials, such as Two Commentary Tracks, featuring the likes of Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Co-Screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, Producers Irwin Winkler and Barbara De Fina, Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker.
Also included is the Featurette “Cop and Crook” with Henry Hill and Former FBI Agent Edward McDonald, as well as the Production Featurettes “Getting Made,” “Made Men: The GoodFelllas Legacy” and ”The Workaday Gangster”. A number of Storyboard-to-Screen Comparisons are also included as well as the DVD Documentary and the movie’s Theatrical Trailer.
The release is rounded out by the Classic Gangster-Themed Cartoons ”I Like Mountain Music,” “She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter,” “Racketeer Rabbit” and “Bugs and Thugs.”.
“Goodfellas: 20th Anniversary will be in stores on February 16 for $34.99.