Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Frank Vincent
Director: Martin Scorsese
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Martin Scorsese, one of America's most influential filmmakers, returns to the world of mobsters, greed, and excess that he explored so compellingly in 1990's GOODFELLAS. Set in the 1970s and reveling in the minute details ... more »
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Mark H. (djmark) from MONTEREY PARK, CA
Reviewed on 3/12/2014...
While not truly a sequel to 'Goodfellas' it features much of the same cast, with the added bonus of a young Sharon Stone playing her most vitriolic role to date. I get a lot of chuckles in the burying scene accompanied by baseball bats, and the overall film is a Scorsese classic.
New version of last year's Anniversary Edition that actually
bunkaroo | Chicago West Suburbs, IL United States | 02/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This new "Special Edition" is a watered down version of last year's Anniversary Edition. Usually this is a bad thing. However, since Universal can't seem to figure out how to make a DVD-18 work properly, it's actually good they have seen fit to release this title as a single-sided, dual-layered DVD. Unfortunately, in doing so they have dropped most of the extras found on the Anniversary Edition. Still found on this release are the deleted scenes, the commentary and one of the featurettes.
Why they didn't decide to do 2 DVD-9's for this is beyond comprehension, but at least they've dropped the list price a few dollars.
My rating is for the overall the release, although in my opinion both the film and the transfer on this release get 5 stars. Colors are vivid and rich, and detail is very fine.
In closing, if you're not a "special features" junkie, definitely get this release, as it's much more likely to play properly. If you must have the Anniversary Edition, make sure you play the disc right away, because most likely, it will have problems."
You better believe this is one of Scorsese's best.
A. Hutchinson | Bronx, USA | 11/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Casino" is, without doubt one of the best films by Scorsese. The film runs for almost three hours and events take their time to unravel, and rightly so.
The performances: Robert De Niro is one of the finest actors to come out of Hollywood and that's a universal fact! In this movie, he delivers a performance that qualifies as one his best after 'Raging Bull'. He appears super-cool as the Casino operator and you cannot help but sympathize with him in some later parts of the movie when he is having a bad time because of various reasons. Trust him to play an all-in-one character: a mob-connected Casino guy, a friend and a loving father all at the same time! His powerful performance in this movie has to be seen to be believed. It is nothing short of mind-blowing!
Joe Pesci..what can one say about this guy! Delivering sharp dialogs and firing those F-words with a one-of-a-kind punch is something only he can do! He plays a wicked, wicked character who also cares for his boy-hood friend, Sam. Another brilliant performance after GoodFellas, he is the finest choice for his role.
Sharon Stone: Superb!! I never thought I would feel that about her performance, but indeed, she gets a hell of a chance to act here..and she does it exceedingly well! The drunk hustler who cannot find happiness is played to perfection by Sharon...I guess it is also kudos to the director for bringing out the actor in her.
Then there are some wonderful, but small supporting performances by James Woods as Lester Diamond, Frank Vincent as Frank Marino, Alan King as Andy Stone and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) as Phillip Green. Special mention here, of Pasquale Cajano, who is superb as the mob boss, Remo Gaggi.
The soundtrack is very much like that in GoodFellas. And much in the same manner, there is some playful rock'n'roll music playing in the background during any violent scene of crime!
The dialog is brilliant. Robert Richardson's cinematography is amazing. The wonderful screenplay for the film is co-written by Nicolas Pileggi who is also the author of the book.
As mentioned before, the film runs for about 3 hours but there is not a single moment when you'd want to take your eyes off the screen.
An under-rated classic, this one deserves a rightful place up there along with Scorsese's other acclaimed classics.
Great Movie, Great DVD
Noodles VanWhite | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Casino is easily one of the best movies I have ever seen. There are plenty of other reviews that go into details on this, so I will simply say that it is a masterpiece.
This DVD edition is the best version out there, and surprisingly, it's cheaper than the Anniversary Edition (which is a "flipper", and has had some playback problems). This version plays and looks great. I highly recommend it!
DVD- 4.5/5 (I only wish there were a few more extras.)"