Once Upon a Time in America (Special Edition) (2-DVD)

Starring: Robert De Niro Director: Sergio Leone  Rated: R: Restricted
Crime, passion and lust for power - Sergio Leone's explosive saga of gangland America. [Australia Th
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc One: Special Features: Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Film Critic Richard Schickel
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Disc Two: Once Upon A Time In America Part Two
    • Plus Additional Bonuses: Excerpt From The Documentary Once Upon A Time: Sergio Leone Profiling The Making Of The Film
    • Photographic Memories
    • Leone Film Highlights
  • Dual Layer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 05/23/1984
"...[The] lensing is excellent..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/10/1999
"...Richly cinematic....[An] exceptional film, both artificial and naturalistic, excessive as well as tightly controlled..."
Film Comment - 05/01/2003
"...This time-slipping Freudian gangster epic is an awe-inspiring achievement..."
Total Film - 08/01/2003
"...ONCE UPON A TIME is a work of technical beauty and sombre emotion..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...Epic in every sense....A triumph of the pure art of cinematic storytelling..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/21/2011
"Visually, the film is jaw-dropping....De Niro is magical." -- Grade: B+
Empire - 03/01/2011
5 stars out of 5 -- "Sergio Leone's final, glorious masterpiece....ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA is nearly four full hours of pure cinematic joy."

Product Description:

Two boyhood friends grow up to become the kingpins of a prohibition-era criminal empire until their own greed and ambition cause their downfall. Based on Larry Grey's novel, "The Hoods."

Plot Synopsis:

Sergio Leone's epic film chronicles the lives and loves of a quintet of Jewish mobsters from New York. Beginning with their boyhood in the 1920's, the film covers the story from the point of view of the aging troupe's clever ringleader, Noodles. He recounts the tale of a life filled with brutality and violence. And clearly he's still got some plans up his sleeve...

Plot Keywords:

Betrayal | Crime | Erotic | Essential Cinema | Friends | Organized Crime | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • "Once Upon a Time in America" was Sergio Leone's final film as a director.
  • A 143 minute version of this film is also available. This version (225 minutes), is the uncut version.

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  • UPC: 883929158300
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