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American Gangster (Blu-ray)

Released on 08 December 2008

Featuring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe & Chiwetel Ejiofor

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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Ridley Scott's American Gangster is a brutal, slick, and stylish portrayal of real life cult figure and international drug smuggler Frank Lucas. With tangled webs, deceit, strong aggression, shady characters and sinister plans, American Gangster has the gritty and pleasurable nostalgia of classic gangster films such as The Godfather and Scarface.

Drug-kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles heroin into the US by hiding it with the bodies of soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. By delivering a product that is far superior to his competitors, Lucas has rapidly established his status as Harlem's most innovative drug dealer. While Lucas delicately constructs his own criminal empire, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), one of the few honest detectives in a corrupt system, senses a sizeable shift within the hierarchy of the drug underworld and sets out to investigate this hitherto unknown power player that has come out of the shadows to dominate the drug trade. But with Detective Trupo (Josh Brolin), Roberts' crooked and jealous colleague, wanting to obstruct and ruin the integrity of his idealistic counterpart, Roberts is left with little option other than to take desperate measures to end Lucas' rule in Harlem.

Academy Award winning lead actors Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe both turn in exhilarating and exceptional performances. With an engrossing story, powerful dialogue, realistic violence, and sharp stylish scenes, American Gangster delivers a complete, memorable, finely made, and richly satisfying crime epic that can be savoured again and again.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Feature Commentary By Ridley Scott And Steven Zaillian
  • Deleted Scenes Including An Alternate Opening
  • Uncovering The Past: The Real Frank Lucas And Richie Roberts
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • The BET Special: The Making Of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • U Control: go Beyond The Movie And Customise Your Own Hi Def Experience, Enjoy Interactive Features Without Stopping The Movie
  • Picture In Picture: With Just One Click, Access Interactive Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind The Scenes Footage Using The Picture In Picture Feature While You Watch The Movie.

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 Average rating (3 reviews)

 American Gangster

| | See all rob2302's reviews (2)

Well worth buying and bargain price. Denzel is awesome and film is one for the collection

 Great film, disappointing Blu Ray

| | See all benno14's reviews (77)

I watched this on DVD first, loved the film, 4 out of 5. Great performances by Denzel and Russell. Bought it for £12.99 from play.com. Have to say I can't see much difference between DVD and Blu Ray. (Was a massive difference on The Departed, an older film). In hindsight I would have picked this up for £5 on DVD, although the 2 disc set with extras as on the Blu Ray, would be more expensive. As it is set in the 70's and with a very grey palette, the normal Blu Ray quality did not shine through. It does have a DTS HD soundtrack. Try before you buy.

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Not a bad movie but it is long for what it is. I think that the performance from Denzil Washington and Russell Crowe are fantastic and they both work so well together on this movie.
Ridley Scott was the best man for this movie and he doesn't disappoint. It's also great to see this movie in an Extended Edition. I prefer these versions to any Theatrical Editions.
The Blu ray print and sound is brilliant and crisp. The extras that come with the disc are also good. The chat track with Ridley Scott tells you alot about the background to the story and the real characters it portrays.The PIP is always great to watch and there is a great documentary on there called Uncovering the Past - The Real Frank Lucas and Richie Roberts.
It's the best feature on the disc and well worth buying on Blu ray.

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ActorsDenzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Yul Vazquez, Malcolm Goodwin, Ruby Dee & Carla Gugino
DirectorRidley Scott
Certificate18 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
Additional LanguagesFrench ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Japanese
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Japanese ; Korean ; Swedish ; Danish ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Mandarin
Duration2 hours and 37 minutes (approx)