|aGangs of New York|h[videorecording] /|cMiramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation ; producers, Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; screenplay writers, Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan ; director, Martin Scorsese.
|a1 videodisc (166 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aSpecial features: U2 "The hands that built America" music video; history of the Five Points; exploring the sets of "Gangs of New York" (multi-angle); feature commentary with Martin Scorsese; set design; costume design.
|aDirector of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; original music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Dante Ferretti.
|aLeonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson.
|aIn 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
|aMPAA rating: R; for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
|aDVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound, Region 1 encoding.
|aGolden Globes, USA, 2003: Golden Globe - Best Director - Motion Picture (Martin Scorsese); Best Original Song - Motion Picture (U2 (music/lyrics) For the song "The Hands That Built America").
|aGangs|zFive Points (New York, N.Y.)|vDrama.
|aVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
|aFive Points (New York, N.Y.)|xHistory|y19th century|vDrama.