Scorsese Shorts (2020)
Wednesday 13th May 2020
This compilation of five early short films by Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) offers a fascinating window onto his artistic development.
Spanning the years from Scorsese's time at NYU in the mid-1960s to the late '70s, when he was emerging as one of the era's most electrifying talents, Scorsese Shorts centers on the intimate home movie Italianamerican-a loving snapshot of the director's parents-and American Boy, a freewheeling portrait of a larger-than-life raconteur.
Also included are The Big Shave, a daringly visceral response to America's involvement in Vietnam, and the bracing student films What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? and It's Not Just You, Murray!.
Touching on many of Scorsese's key themes - Italian American identity, family, his beloved New York City - these are hilarious, candid, and illuminating works from the preeminent American filmmaker of our time.
With new 4K digital restorations of all five films, Scorsese Shorts is released on Blu-ray 29th June 2020 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- New 4K digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
- New discussion among filmmakers Ari Aster and Josh and Benny Safdie
- An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese's archive
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.