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The Irishman

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Director approved two-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jesse Plemons, Harvey Keitel, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, Marin Ireland, Lucy Gallina, Jonathan Morris, Dascha Polanco, Welker White, Louis Cancelmi, Bo Dietl, Sebastian Maniscalco, Aleksa Palladino, Steven Van Zandt, Jim Norton.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (209 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and strong violence.


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 looks back from a nursing home on his life's journey through the ranks of organized crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa 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.


Title from container.

Based upon the book by Charles Brandt.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.

Special features: New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese ; newly edited roundtable conversation among Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, originally recorded in 2019 ; Making "The Irishman," a new program 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 ; Gangster's Requiem, a new video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about The Irishman's synthesis of Scorsese's singular formal style ; Anatomy of a scene: "The Irishman," a 2020 program featuring Scorsese's analysis of the Frank Sheeran Appreciation Night scene from the film ; The evolution of digital de-aging, a 2019 program on the visual effects created for the film ; excerpted interviews with Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and Teamsters trade-union leader Jimmy Hoffa from 1999 and 1963 ; trailer and teaser.

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