Raging Bull (1980) DVD9 + DVD5
Major boxing contender Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) lives a crowded and sordid life with his manager brother Joey (Joe Pesci), abusing their put-upon wives and hobnobbing with street wiseguys. He meets and weds neighborhood beauty Vickie (Cathy Moriarity) and begins a career upswing dominated by sheer toughness: he doesn't always win but as he can take any amount of punishment in the ring, nobody seems able to knock him down. Jake's attitude in relationships is just as primitive, bull-headed and savage: all arguments with Joey or Vickie are resolved with verbal or physical brutality. Having such a pretty wife leads inevitably to jealousy and paranoid fantasies of Vickie cheating on him, and the apex of Jake's boxing fame is ruined when he brutally drives away his family and friends. Only much later in life does he realize the slightest bit of fault in his character.

DVD9 + DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 02:03:43 | 5.71 Gb + 4.31 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Italiano (5.1 & DTS)
Subtitles: English, Italiano
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport

Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto, Charles Scorsese
Country: USA

Extras (multisub):
• Commentary with Martin Scorsese and film editor Thelma Schoonmaker - recorded separately, Scorsese and Schoonmaker provide the best overview of the making of the film found on any of the three commentaries.

• Cast & Crew commentary with cinematographer Michael Chapman, producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler, music producer Robbie Robertson, casting director Cis Corman, sound effects editor Frank Warner and supporting actors John Turturro and Theresa Saldana - despite the many participants, this commentary flows well with a great deal of fine detail on particular aspects of the production.

• Storytellers' commentary with Jake La Motta, Jason Lustig, Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader - The elderly Jake La Motta and his nephew Jason Lustig were recorded together, while scriptwriters Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader were recorded separately. This is perhaps the most engaging of the three commentaries with Lustig drawing interesting anecdotes from La Motta, and Martin and Schrader providing detail about the various rewrites and fictions incorporated into the screenplay.

• Raging Bull: Before the Fight: An in-depth look at the casting, the writing, and other pre production elements of the film.

• Raging Bull: Inside the Ring: A look at the shooting of the incredible boxing scenes.

• Raging Bull: Outside the Ring: Various production stories.

• Raging Bull: After the Fight: Final featurette looking at the sound design, music, and final impact of the film.

• The Bronx Bull – an Introduction to Raging Bull: It’s a mesh of biography, film criticism, and “making of” elements.

• LaMotta vs. DeNiro: A shot for shot look at how close Scorsese matched DeNiro and LaMotta both in and out of the ring.

• LaMotta Defends Title: The actual newsreel footage of LaMotta fighting Dauthuille.

• Trailer

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