The Irishman (2019)
Monday 21st September 2020
Martin Scorsese's cinematic mastery is on full display in this sweeping crime saga, which serves as an elegiac summation of his six-decade career.
Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver) looks back from a nursing home on his life's journey through the ranks of organised crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci - Goodfellas) to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino - The Godfather) to the rift that forced him to choose between the two.
An intimate story of loyalty and betrayal writ large across the epic canvas of mid-twentieth-century American history, The Irishman (based on the real-life Sheeran's confessions, as told to writer Charles Brandt for the book I Heard You Paint Houses) is a uniquely reflective late-career triumph that balances its director's virtuoso set pieces with a profoundly personal rumination on aging, mortality, and the decisions and regrets that shape a life.
The Irishman is given the Criterion treatment and is released on DVD and Blu-ray 30th November 2020 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
- Newly edited roundtable conversation among Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, originally recorded in 2019
- New documentary about the making of the film featuring Scorsese; the lead actors; producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jane Rosenthal, and Irwin Winkler; director of photography Rodrigo Prieto; and others from the cast and crew
- New video essay written and narrated by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about The Irishman's synthesis of Scorsese's singular formal style
- The Evolution of Digital De-aging, a 2019 programme on the visual effects created for the film
- Archival interview excerpts with Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and International Brotherhood of Teamsters trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa
- Trailer and teaser
- PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.