American gangster [videorecording] / a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott ; director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.

Contributor(s): Grazer, Brian, 1953- [producer.] | Scott, Ridley [producer,, director.] | Zaillian, Steven [screenwriter.] | Streitenfeld, Marc [composer.] | Washington, Denzel, 1954- [actor.] | Crowe, Russell, 1964- [actor.] | Ejiofor, Chiwetel [actor.] | Gooding, Cuba, Jr, 1968- [actor.] | Brolin, Josh [actor.] | Nadal, Lymari, 1978- [actor.] | Levine, Ted [actor.] | Smith, Roger Guenveur [actor.] | Hawkes, John, 1959- [actor.] | RZA (Rapper) [actor.] | Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly | Universal Pictures (Firm) | Imagine Entertainment (Firm) | Relativity Media | Scott Free Productions | Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English, French Original language: English Subtitle language: English, French, Spanish Publisher: Universal City, California : Universal Studios Home Entertainment [Distributor], [2008]Edition: 2-disc unrated extended ed., anamorphic widescreenDescription: 2 DVDs (332 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inUniform titles: American gangster (Motion picture) Subject(s): Lucas, Frank, 1930-2019 -- Drama | Heroin industry -- Drama | Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Criminal behavior -- Drama | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- DramaGenre/Form: Historical films. | Biographical films. | Police films. | Film adaptations. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Crime films. | Gangster films.
Contents:
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)
Production Credits: Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.Summary: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
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Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.

Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown)

Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.)

Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.

Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.

Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated.

DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer.

Unrated extended version (disc 1) in English or dubbed French with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Original theatrical version (disc 2) in English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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