"Director: Martin Scorsese"

  • Scorsese Shorts (Criterion Collection) UK Only - American Boy / Big Shave, The / ItalianAmerican / It's Not Just You, Murray! / What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? [Blu-rayScorsese Shorts (Criterion Collection) UK Only - American Boy / Big Shave, The / ItalianAmerican / It's Not Just You, Murray! / What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? | Blu Ray | (29/06/2020) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    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 Italianamericana loving snapshot of the director's parentsand 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 Citythese are hilarious, candid, and illuminating works from the preeminent American filmmaker of our time. Special Features: 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 More! PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese's archive

  • The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]The Wolf of Wall Street | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title - 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.

  • The Last Waltz [1978]The Last Waltz | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director MARTIN SCORSESE's visual and aural masterpiece captures the heart soul and spirit of an entire generation. Arguably the best concert documentary ever this is the 1976 film account of the celebratory final concert of legendary group The Band at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. To make this an unforgettable farewell performance The Band's leader ROBBIE ROBERTSON called upon mentors friends and musical influences to join them on stage during a marathon concert that la

  • Shutter Island [DVD] [2009]Shutter Island | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.49   |  Saving you £15.50 (345.21%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese (The Departed) once again teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond) in this spine-chilling thriller that critics say sizzles with so much suspense that it's hot to the touch. When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island he learns there are some places that never let you go.

  • Taxi Driver [1976]Taxi Driver | DVD | (22/11/1999) from £3.00   |  Saving you £16.99 (566.33%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film", Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realised characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

  • Silence [DVD] [2017]Silence | DVD | (08/05/2017) from £6.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Martin Scorsese's Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson)‰‰at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo's 1966 acclaimed novel to life, examines the spiritual and religious question of God's silence in the face of human suffering.

  • Goodfellas [1990]Goodfellas | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (60.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Scorsese's classic tale based on the true life rise and fall of a small time gangster gets the two disc 'Special Edition' treatment with many new & exclusive DVD extras.

  • The Age Of Innocence [1993]The Age Of Innocence | DVD | (15/10/2001) from £2.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (77.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Martin Scorsese does not sound like the logical choice to direct The Age of Innocence, an adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel about the manners and morals in New York society in the 1870s. But these are mean streets, too, and the psychological violence inflicted between characters is at least as damaging as the physical violence perpetrated by Scorsese's usual gangsters. At the centre of the tale is Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), a somewhat diffident young man engaged to marry the very respectable May Welland (Winona Ryder). But Archer is distracted by May's cousin, the Countess Olenska (a radiant Michelle Pfeiffer), who has recently returned from Europe. As a married woman seeking a divorce, the Countess is an embarrassment to all of New York society. But Archer is fascinated by her quick intelligence and worldly ways. Scorsese closely observes the tiny details of this world and this impossible situation; this is a film in which the shift of someone's eyes can be as significant as the firing of a gun. The director's sense of colour has never been keener, and his work with the actors is subtle. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 (HBO) [DVD]Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 (HBO) | DVD | (03/09/2012) from £12.89   |  Saving you £27.10 (67.80%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Atlantic City, 1921. In a city whose fortunes have soared in the wake of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in the world's playground. Steve Buscemi returns as Nucky in Season 2 of this hit HBO drama series that follows the continued rise of organized crime at the dawn of Prohibition. Though the 1920 election he successfully rigged is over, Nucky finds himself the target of a federal investigation for vote tampering--and an insurrection by those he counted among his closest allies. All the while, top mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky's pie. Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Shannon co-star.

  • The Aviator [2004]The Aviator | DVD | (13/06/2005) from £5.34   |  Saving you £16.91 (414.46%)   |  RRP £20.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the eccentric industrialist and Hollywood film mogul Howard Hughes in this glamorous biopic from Martin Scorsese.

  • Raging Bull (Wide Screen) [1980]Raging Bull (Wide Screen) | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £6.24   |  Saving you £11.01 (221.08%)   |  RRP £15.99

    "Raging Bull" is arguably the finest work from the Scorsese and De Niro partnership. De Niro gives an amazing portrayal of a man whose animal side lurks just beneath the surface, ever ready to erupt.

  • The Departed (2006)The Departed (2006) | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £18.50 (336.98%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon star in Martin Scorese's gritty gangster thriller.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2013] [Region Free]The Wolf of Wall Street | Blu Ray | (19/05/2014) from £6.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (257.51%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title - 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough. Special Featurers: The Wolf Pack: This is a Behind-the-Scenes / Making of Piece Running Wild: The Process of Getting the Film Made; Subject Matter The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table: Marty Leo Jonas Terrence Discussing the Film in NY  

  • Kundun [1998]Kundun | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £9.61 (64.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    It would be a mistake to call Kundun a disappointment, or a film that director Martin Scorsese was not equipped to create. Both statements may be true to some viewers, but they ignore the higher purpose of Scorsese's artistic intention and take away from a film that is by any definition unique. In chronicling the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, Kundun defies conventional narrative in favour of an episodic approach, presenting a sequential flow of events from the life of the young leader of Buddhist Tibet. From the moment he is recognised as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 to his exile from Tibet in the wake of China's invasion, the Dalai Lama is seen as an enlightened spiritual figurehead. This gives the film its tone of serenity and reverence but denies us the privilege of admiring the Dalai Lama as a fascinating human character. There is a sense of mild detachment between the film and its audience, but its visual richness offers ample compensation. In close collaboration with cinematographer Roger Deakins, Scorsese filmed Kundun with great pageantry and ritual, and meticulous attention to details of costume, colour and the casting of actual Buddhist monks in the scenes at the Dalai Lama's palace. Certain images will linger in the memory for a long time, such as the Dalai Lama's nightmarish vision of standing among hundreds of dead monks, their lives sacrificed in pacifist defiance of Chinese aggression. Is this a film you will want to watch repeatedly? Perhaps not. But as a political drama and an elegant gesture of devotion, Kundun is a film of great value and inspirational beauty--one, after all, that perhaps only Scorsese could have made. --Jeff Shannon

  • Hugo [DVD]Hugo | DVD | (02/04/2012) from £5.98   |  Saving you £15.27 (323.52%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

  • Goodfellas (Special Edition) [1990]Goodfellas (Special Edition) | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Scorsese's classic tale based on the true life rise and fall of a small time gangster gets the two disc 'Special Edition' treatment with many new & exclusive DVD extras.

  • Goodfellas [Blu-ray]Goodfellas | Blu Ray | (25/05/2015) from £10.89   |  Saving you £9.10 (83.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalises the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

  • Bringing Out The Dead [2000]Bringing Out The Dead | DVD | (08/01/2001) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (256.12%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night.

  • Mean Streets (Special Edition) [1973]Mean Streets (Special Edition) | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £5.38   |  Saving you £12.61 (70.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A study of four young Italian-Americans and their involvement with the Mafia and local crooks.

  • A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies [1995]A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies | DVD | (05/06/2000) from £7.79   |  Saving you £12.20 (61.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Scorsese's invigorating history of American movies avoids the straitjacket of chronology. Although he makes dutiful nods in the direction of Edwin S. Porter, D.W. Griffith and Orson Welles, he is equally interested in figures working at the margins, film-makers such as Andre De Toth, Ida Lupino, Sam Fuller and Edgar Ulmer, "who circumvented the system to get their vision onto the screen". He describes them as "illusionists", "smugglers", con artists who managed to hoodwink the money men into allowing them to make the films they wanted. Some worked in B-movies ("less money, more freedom") others (like Scorsese himself) struck their own Faustian bargains with the studios, making "one movie for them, one for yourself"His heroes are the outsiders, the film-makers who chafe against the assurances of the American dream. He offers a vivid, guilty vignette of himself as a four-year-old child, sitting in a darkened auditorium watching in amazement as Gregory Peck overpowers Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun, one of the first films his mother took him to. "The savage intensity of the music, the burning sun, the overt sexuality ... it seems that the two could only consummate their passion by killing each other". There's a certain irony in Scorsese, who once seriously considered becoming a priest, succumbing to a David O. Selznick Technicolor extravaganza which had already been condemned by the church.While often sounding like a serious-minded apprentice who watches old movies to pick up tips which will help him in his own work ("study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand the canvas-there's always so much more to learn") he never overlooks the illicit pleasure that cinema can bring. "I don't really see a conflict between the church and the movies, the sacred and the profane". --Geoffrey Macnab

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