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Raging Bull

Special Edition / Martin Scorsese Film Collection
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci & Cathy Moriarty

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Features on disc one of this two-disc special edition include audio commentary by the director and the editor, cast & crew commentary, and storytellers' commentary. Disc two provides the following featurettes: "Raging Bull: Before The Fight," "Raging Bull: Inside The Ring," "Raging Bull: Outside The Ring," "Raging Bull: After The Fight, "The Bronx Bull," and "Deniro Vs. La Motta." Also included is "La Motta Defends Title," a one-minute MovieTone News "Middleweight Champ Retains Title" spot and the original theatrical trailer, as well as other MGM releases.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1007431
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 129
(Color Type): B/W With Color Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/08/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Scorsese
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Story Synopsis:
Martin Scorsese

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture looks much better than the previously released non-anamorphic DVD. The black-and-white imagery is haunting with deep blacks, bright whites, and excellent contrast. Images are sharp and nicely textured. The picture is much smoother, while retaining finer details. There is some pixel breakup, but edge enhancement is not a problem with this DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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