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Goodfellas (BD)Amazon.com Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalizes 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. Review Most films, even great ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades fairly quickly. Not this film, which shows America's finest filmmaker at the peak of his form. No finer film has ever been made about organized crime --Roger Ebert 'GoodFellas'' is both the most politically serious and most evilly entertaining movie yet made about organized crime. --New York Times, Vincent Canby By capturing the pain as well as the ignorance in that statement, Scorsese's GoodFellas makes poetic drama of warped ambitions. It's a prodigious achievement. --The Rolling Stone, Peter Travers About the Actor Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest American actors of all time, was born in New York City, August 17, 1943. His early performances that would lead him to an even stronger filmography include: Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Cape Fear (1991), Raging Bull (1980), and the gangster movies GoodFellas (1990) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). Ray Liotta was born December 18, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey. He is known for his cultivating charm and roles in Field of Dreams (1989), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), and Unforgettable (1996). Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey. He has performed in several gangster films together, including GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995), as well as other films like Raging Bull (1980), Easy Money (1983), Home Alone (1990) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). About the Director Martin Scorsese is an iconic director and visionary of his generation. Raised in the New York neighborhood of Little Italy, he has always made films that are inspired by and a tribute to the hustle and rough gangsters of New York in the early times of immigration, corruption and crime. His work in Mean Streets paired him with Robert De Niro, a fellow New York Italian, who is thought of as one of the greatest American actors of all time, having won two Oscars. Watch Martin Scorsese bring the very best with Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson and many more notable actors in this Blu-ray version of the gangster film GoodFellas.