A powerhouse film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980, RAGING BULL smashes onto Blu-ray in a special 30th Anniversary Edition from MGM Home Entertainment on January 11.
With an Academy Award-Winning performance by Robert De Niro (The Godfather, Part II) and celebrated direction by Martin Scorsese, this critically-acclaimed film was described as an "exceedingly violent as well as poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" by The New York Times. The new Anniversary Edition Blu-ray boasts over 50 minutes of brand new features, including exclusive, new interviews with De Niro and Scorsese making it essential to every movie lover’s collection.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture, RAGING BULL is widely regarded as one of the best films of all time, ranking number 24 in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” list. De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer who’s psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Academy Award®-winner Joe Pesci (Goodfellas) and Cathy Moriarty (Mambo Kings) are unforgettable as the brother who falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, and the fifteen-year-old girl who becomes his most prized trophy.
As Jake (De Niro) struggles to become the middleweight boxing champion of the world, he is obstructed by his personal demons. Though a technically brilliant fighter, his credibility as a legitimate boxer is challenged when he conspires with the mob to throw a fight in his opponent’s favor. Increasingly violent and self-destructive, Jake sours his already-tumultuous relationship with his brother and boxing manager (played by Pesci) by accusing him of having an affair with his wife, Vickie (Moriarty). Jake’s final tragic loss in the ring makes him realize that his greatest defeat was losing the ones he loved.
RAGING BULL 30th Anniversary Edition will be available on Blu-Ray for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S. / $32.99 Canada. Pre-book is December 1st.
Raging Bull Blu-ray & DVD
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
New - Marty & Bobby
New – Raging Bull: Reflections On A Classic
New – Remembering Jake
New – Marty on Film
New - Cathy Moriarty on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, March 27, 1981
Raging Bull: Fight Night
The Bronx Bull
DeNiro vs. LaMotta
LaMotta Defends Title
Disc 2 (DVD):
Commentary by Director Martin Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Commentary by Cast and Crew