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The departed

Author

Brad Pitt

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Two-disc special edition.

Languages

In English with optional French or Spanish language tracks; optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

MPAA rating: R; strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.

Summary

In South Boston, the Massachusetts State Police are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there are moles in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Notes

"Based on the motion picture Infernal Affairs [Wu jian dao], directed by Andrew Lau Wai Keung/Alan Mak. Screenplay by Alan Mak/Felix Chong"--Closing frames.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: "Stranger than fiction: the true story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The departed' (2007, 21 min.) ; 9 additional, deleted scenes with introductions from director Martin Scorsese ; feature-length Turner Classic Movies career profile "Scorsese on Scorsese" (2004, 86 min.) ; "The story of the Boston mob:" the real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson's character; "Crossing criminal cultures" (2007, 24 min.), how Little Italy's crime and violence influence Scorsese's work ; theatrical trailer.

Contents

  • Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "letterboxed" format
  • 9 additional scenes with introductions by director Martin Scorsese
  • Feature-length TCM Career Profile "Scorsese on Scorsese"
  • "The story of the Boston mob": The real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson's character
  • "Crossing criminal cultures": How Little Italy's crime and violence influence Scorsese's work
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Language: English Dolby surround 5.1 ; French (dubbed in Quebec) Dolby surround 5.1 ; Spanish Dolby surround 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.

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