Mean Streets: Special Edition (1970)
Friday 10th April 2015
Mean Streets, released as a special edition DVD and Blu-ray on 18th May 2015 from Icon Home Entertainment, is one of the best films of the 1970s. It's the granddaddy of the modern crime cinema, it heralded the arrival of screen legends Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. It's an unforgettable, knockout classic.
One of the Martin Scorsese's (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street) most personal and powerful films, Mean Streets stars De Niro (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part 2) and Keitel (Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) as Johnny Boy and Charlie, Italian-American cousins, small time criminals hustling, fighting and carousing, doing whatever it takes to survive in the rough and ready New York neighbourhoods.
Johnny Boy seems to spend his life getting into trouble, leaving the slightly older, and wiser Charlie to get him out of it. Charlie wants to make enough money to buy a restaurant, and he wants to drum some sense into Johnny Boy. But when Johnny Boy reneges on a debt to a loan shark, things get nasty, and the cousins find themselves having to flee a hired killer.
- Audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, actress Amy Robinson and co-writer Mardik Martin
- Vintage Featurette: "Back on the Block"
- Theatrical trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.