With lots of award kudos for Martin Scorsese and anticipated Oscar glory to come, THE DEPARTED bows on DVD Feb. 13, 2007 (Warner Home Video, $34.99). The reworking of the Hong Kong thriller, INFERNAL AFFAIRS, not only turned out to be the directors best commercial success but also a brilliant return to form. Irish mobsters in Boston. Betrayal and redemption. Operatic and full of wit. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen. Rob Legato and Ron Ames of The Basement oversaw the seamless visual effects and digital workflow, with fine work turned in by CaféFX and Lola Visual Effects.
The two-disc set includes the following bonus features:
* Nine additional scenes with introductions by Martin Scorsese* Feature-length TCM 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