Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York has split critics and fans, since it’s both spectacularly awful (Cameron Diaz) and incredible (Daniel Day-Lewis). But any city dweller has got to love his insanely detailed rendering of New York’s nastiest era, showcasing the teeming nineteenth-century bedlam of downtown’s Five Points. Now on Blu-Ray, the movie, with all its layers of detail, is just as powerful as it was on the big screen. And Scorsese himself tells how he pulled it all together.
The Gangs of New York
Out July 1