Okay so Leonardo DiCaprio is showing up yet again here on Blu-Ray Way, this time as a rookie cop going undercover in Martin Scorsese’s 2005 award winning crime drama The Departed. Along with DiCaprio, this film stars Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg making it the most badass cast of all time. The plot of the film is simply that the Boston police want to take down the largest crime organization in the city. Because Scorsese directed it however, it means there is going to be a mind blowing cluster**** guaranteed.
I have found that the way I describe the visuals in a Blu-ray don’t really give the movies the credit they deserve so I am going to from now on quote my favorite site ever blu-ray.com’s description of how the film looks so you guys get a proper picture of what this film looks like in high-definition:
“From the opening footage of south Boston's racial strife to the climactic rooftop scene and final moments, the color and contrast of The Departed ranks among the elite reference-quality BDs. The picture is solid and vibrant, with deep black levels and absolutely gorgeous resolution and color.The sound is a revelation. Listen to Jack Nicholson's voice in the opening scenes as he shakes down the owner of a local shop and hits on the young clerk who works there. The menacing timbre, vowel sounds and cadence that long ago became Nicholson's trademarks achieve a new presence and palpability, albeit with a fake Boston accent. It is not only Nicholson. All voices have a depth and detail that is stunning and, unlike most DD tracks, utterly nonfatiguing. The music, too, has qualities that exceeded what I am accustomed to on most pop CDs. The entire range, from midbass to treble delivers a realism and detail that Warner should strive for in all its Blu-ray releases.” – Greg Maltz of www.bluray.com
Someday I will be able to do that…someday. Anyway, now on to the special features. There are two documentaries included on the disc. One is a 22 minute feature about the history behind the real Boston gangster in which the movie was based off of. The second is a 24 minute feature about all of Scorsese’s work and how all of his themes in all of his movies tie together and why he loves this genre of movie. Lastly there are nine deleted scenes which introductions by Scorsese himself.
The best part about all of this is that it was only $9.35! Even better yet, it is STILL $9.35 right now if anyone is interested in picking it up. I chose The Departed Blu-ray to be in my collection because crime dramas are my favorite genre of movie and when someone comes to my apartment and sees my collection or looks at it on this blog, I want them to be able to see my personality reflected by the types of movies that I pick. Tomorrow’s Blu-ray will be of the same genre and it is my favorite film of all time so be excited, because I sure am!