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Gangs of New York

Author: Alberto GrimaldiHarvey WeinsteinJay CocksSteven ZaillianKenneth LonerganAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003], ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen version (2.35:1)View all editions and formats
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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, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Gangster films
Crime films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Grimaldi; Harvey Weinstein; Jay Cocks; Steven Zaillian; Kenneth Lonergan; Martin Scorsese; Leonardo DiCaprio; Daniel Day-Lewis; Cameron Diaz; Jim Broadbent; John C Reilly; Henry Thomas; Brendan Gleeson; Liam Neeson; Michael Ballhaus; Thelma Schoonmaker; Howard Shore; Sandy Powell; Dante Ferretti; U2 (Musical group); Miramax Films.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788846361 9780788846366
OCLC Number: 52089306
Language Note: Closed captioned. Soundtrack in English, with optional French language track.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; original music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Dante Ferretti.
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 2003: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Martin Scorsese); Best Original Song - Motion Picture (U2 (music/lyrics) For the song "The Hands That Built America").
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and DTS 5.1 digital surround (English), Dolby digital 5.1 surround (French).
Contents: Special features: Costume design featurette --
Set design featurette --
History of the Five Points featurette --
Exploring the sets 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" --
The Five Points study guide: Luc Sante introduction and Five Points vocabulary --
Feature commentary with Martin Scorsese --
Theatrical trailer --
Teaser trailer.
Other Titles: Gangs of New York (Motion picture : 2002)
Responsibility: Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; screenplay writers, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan ; director, Martin Scorsese.

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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, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.

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