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Author: Martin ScorseseLeonardo DiCaprioDaniel Day-LewisCameron DiazMiramax Home Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Miramax Home Entertainment, distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash, Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, after years of incarceration, Amsterdam Vallon returns seeking revenge against the rival gang  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scorsese; Leonardo DiCaprio; Daniel Day-Lewis; Cameron Diaz; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Miramax Films (Firm).; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788846361 9780788846366
OCLC Number: 780006703
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. In English, also dubbed into French.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
In Dolby digital surround sound.
"A Martin Scorsese film"
Presented in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio. Enhanced for 16 x 9 Televisions.
Credits: Director, Martin Scorsese ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; original music, Howard Shore ; story, Jay Cocks ; screenplay, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.
Performer(s): Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson.
Awards: Golden Globe Award winner for Best Director (Martin Scorsese) and Best Song (The hands that built America by U2).
Ten Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Special features: costume design featurette ; set design featurette ; history of the five points featurette ; exploring the set of "Gangs of New York" with multiple angles utilizing 360 degree shots of the sets ; U2 music video "The hands that built America" ; Discovery Channel special "Uncovering the real gangs of New York" ; Five points study guide ; feature commentary by Martin Scorsese ; theatrical trailer ; teaser trailer.
Responsibility: Miramax Films.

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In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash, Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, after years of incarceration, Amsterdam Vallon returns seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father.

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