Genres:Educational, Documentary Sub-Genres:Educational, History Studio:Madacy Records Format:DVD - Black and White,Color DVD Release Date: 12/09/1997 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998 Release Year: 1997 Screens: Black and White,Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 1 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
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"Looks like some high-school kids made this as a class project. I kept looking at the box to see where it said this was a joke. The first fifteen minutes are some kids with a video camera playing pretend "FBI raid" at their local motel. After that disaster it moves on to a confusing and hard to hear narrative over some crappy old stock footage of "bad guys". After about 10 minutes of the man with marbles in his mouth, I couldn't stand it any more and I shut it off. Perhaps the other four discs are better, but I wouldn't hold my breath."
First Few DVD's Are Informative, Then They Repeat Themselves
"This is a pretty good expose on the history of the Mafia. I am nowhere near an expert in such things, but this set interested me as I have read the occasional Mafia novel, and this set was just so dang cheap. The first few DVD's were pretty entertaining and informative, going through the history of how the Mafia came into existance. From Bonnie and Clyde to John Gotti it was pretty good.After a few DVD's though it started repeating itself. The same Bonnie and Clyde clips, same Gotti stuff too. One of the DVD's as a matter of fact seems to be just a summary of what the other four DVD's went through.I probably won't watch these again, but I learned a little anyways.The quality is pretty poor, but I didn't expect much. I knew it was just some type of program copied from an A & E special or something. Plus what do you expect from old news clips anyways."
CaptHowdy | 08/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Some good bits and pieces of information. Nothing you can't learn by just researching on the web or other books. I had to catch myself from falling asleep several times. Repeative as well. Don't waste your money."
MAFIA MOVIES : UNION CITY 510
CaptHowdy | 06/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS DOCUMENTARY IS GREAT.IT SHOWS THE BEST HISTORY OF THE MOB IN THE U.S. TELLS ALL BEHIND THE MAFIA STORYS. HOW THE FBI IS STILL TRYING TO TRACK THEM DOWN. AND BRINGING THE MAFIAZ DON TO PRISON.
TALKS ABOUT GANGSTER LEGENDS LIFE AL CAPONE,LUCKY LUCIANO,ALBERT ANASTASHIA,JOHN GOTTI,THE KENNEDY FAMILY,MARILYN MONROE,BUGSY AND MEYER LANSKY,THE WILD WEST OUTLAWS,BONNIE AND CLYDE,THE 5 MAJOR FAMILIES OF NEW YORK,OTHER MAJOR CRIME ORGANIZATIONS LIKE
THE YAKUZA, THE TRIADS, THE RUSSIAN MAFIA ( RED MAFIA ),THE COLOMMBIAN DRUG CARTELS AND MORE."
SyndicateManLB | Louisville, KY USA | 10/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Mafia: An Expose' is a good way to find out more about the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra & organized crime in general. (If this is the boxed set, and not just the Al Capone DVD.) For the people really interested in the History of the Mafia, this is a must! (I say again, as long as this is the boxed set of 5 DVD's.) Even my wife liked this set. Good history. If you don't like history or can't deal with films that are not big production, this is not for you."