Martin Scorsese's 1st masterpiece with Robert De Niro & Harvey Keitel!
In the streets of Little Italy, in New York, four aspiring thugs live on schemes and clandestine expedients. Among them, Charlie is going through a spiritual crisis, taking refuge in religion to find the way to forgiveness. His uncle, a figure well integrated in the middle, must allow him to climb the ladder. When Charlie takes under his wing Johnny Boy, a young playboy, the latter endangers the stability of the clan with his sanguine and instinctive attitude. Flirting with crime, the gang is drawn into a growing spiral of violence and rivalry...
Martin Scorsese's first masterpiece, Mean Streets contains all the virtuosity that made the director of Taxi Driver , Goodfellas and Shutter Island famous. By filming the daily life of small strikes in Little Italy, the neighborhood of his childhood, the filmmaker has produced his most personal and most visceral work. Manifesto of socio-cultural marginality, the film contributes to revealing two exceptional actors: Robert De Niro ( Raging Bull, Casino ) and Harvey Keitel ( Reservoir Dogs ). Simultaneously realistic and tragic, rock n' roll and religious, wild and sentimental, Mean Streets sums up all of Martin Scorsese's cinematic genius!
MEAN STREETS (1973 – Colors – 122 mins) SUPPLEMENTS * . TRIP THROUGH "MEAN STREETS" (27 mins) An audio interview with Martin Scorsese on the genesis of the film and the events of his life that inspired certain key scenes.
. FROM LITTLE ITALY TO HOLLYWOOD (21 mins) Kent Jones, critic and filmmaker, gives a personal look at Mean Streets and his first vision of the film upon its release.
. INSTINCTIVE LIGHT (18 mins) Cinematographer Kent Wakeford recalls the filming process and meeting Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel.
. BACK IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD (7 mins) After the shooting of the film, Martin Scorsese returns to Elizabeth Street, in the heart of Little Italy.
. THE STREETS OF "MEAN STREETS" (6 mins) A guided tour of today's Little Italy neighborhood.
. HOME MOVIES (10 mins) Supervised by Martin Scorsese, a never-before-seen montage of the Super 8 films that open Mean Streets .
. EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY DISC: ITALIANAMERICAN a film by Martin Scorsese (1974 – Colors and B&W – 47 mins) Martin Scorsese interviews his parents about his family history and his neighborhood.