Thursday, May 12, 2011

No such thing as too much Leo.


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!

54 comments:

  1. Very good movie, the extras looks great and the price is awesome, I'll check it out!

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  2. Yeah it's a good movie and better review.

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  3. I can't remember if I have seen this.... I probable have because I love Matt, Jack and Leo!

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  4. nice movie i actually think its one of jacks best!

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  5. That is a pretty good movie, seen it twice now. Leo is a really gifted actor, never enough of him!

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  6. gret movie, great review..thanks

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  7. Never seen this film, but your review is nice. And DiCaprio and Damon are such good actors

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  8. This is one of the easiest movies to watch. Even BEFORE watching it, you already love most of the characters. The story is deep, but conceivable - and keeps you guessing!

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  9. great cast and great movie

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  10. I agree. Leo is a fantastic actor.

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  11. It's a good movie even though it has Matt Damon? Now I may have to go see it.

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  12. Jack Nicholson LOL. He is ancient.

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  13. The only film he stars in that I like is Inception.

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  14. Gotta see that, heard of it, but never saw...

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  15. Hmm I'm not really fond of Dicaprio. He's the same character in every movie. Good post though :)

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  16. I hated Leo until this came out. Well, maybe until Catch Me If You Can. But this is good

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  17. what Kamatacci said! great review, keep em coming!

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  18. I loved this movie so much. Lol, this is actually the movie I will watch tonight!

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  19. the departed is an amzing movie

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  20. i disagree with ladyS. he is very versatile.

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  21. I love all these actors but I've never seen this :o

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  22. I haven't seen this movie, but it has a lot of good actors, so I might have to pick it up!

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  23. Such a great movie, people really need to watch it if they never have.

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  24. This one is actually a good movie!

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  25. I'm such a Leo fanboy, and so yes I loved this film. Also because it was actually a good film.

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  26. That's actually one of the few recent films I've not seen. I'll check it out and, if I like it, will make use of that bargain.

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  27. Leonardo is awesome, love how he acts

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  28. I just watched this the other day! Not on BluRay though :(...

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  29. Great movie, think I've watched it four times.

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  30. Very nice movie! I'm glad it was brought on bluray!

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  31. A bluray for $9,35 .. that is just unbelievable! Congrats on that purchase and I believe the extra material, especially the one about the real Boston gangster, would be very interesting!

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  32. Wish I had a blu-ray player, but in my opinion I don't think the detail is that much improved?

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  33. great movei all the way, thanks for that review

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  34. Thats pretty cheap for blue ray

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  35. I came to like DiCaprio. I think the movies he performs in are great. Haven't seen this one, yet!

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  36. hot damn i love the departed

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  37. This movie sounds great, will watch soon :) The cast sounds fantastic :)

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  38. I think you are better than most mmmm

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  39. gotta check this out great synopsis

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  40. This is cool! Great way to look forward for movie marathon this weekend. buy aion accounts

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  41. Wonderful!
    Great post! Great movie!

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