Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in th...
|Corporate Author:||United Artists Corporation.|
|Other Authors:||Scorsese, Martin., Schrader, Paul, 1946-, Martin, Mardik., Chartoff, Robert., Winkler, Irwin., Savage, Peter, d. 1981., La Motta, Jake., De Niro, Robert., Pesci, Joe., Moriarty, Cathy., Vincent, Frank., Colasanto, Nicholas., Chapman, Michael, 1935-, MGM Home Entertainment Inc.|
Santa Monica, Calif. :
MGM Home Entertainment,
|Edition:||Special ed., 2-disc DVD collector's set.|
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Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in the ring, ultimately drives him to beat his wife and brother, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage.
Based on the book by Jake La Motta with Joseph Carter and Peter Savage.
DVD release of the 1980 motion picture.
Special features: disc 1: three audio commentaries (director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, producer Irwin Winkler, Jake La Motta and more) ; disc 2: behind-the-scenes featurettes; The Bronx Bull (making-of documentary); De Niro vs. La Motta shot-by-shot comparison; La Motta defends title (newsreel footage).
2 videodiscs (ca. 129 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert ( p. ; 18 cm.)
DVD, NTSC, Region 1, anamorphic widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital.
MPAA rating: R.
Academy Awards, USA, 1981: Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert De Niro); Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker); Golden Globe Awards: actor; New York Film Critics: actor, suppporting actor (Pesci); Los Angeles Film Critics: actor, picture; National Board of Review: actor, supporting actor; National Society Of Film Critics: supporting actor, cinematography.
Director of photography, Michael Chapman ; art director, Sheldon Haber ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; costume designers, Richard Bruno, John Boxer ; production designer, Gene Rudolf ; special effects, Raymond Klein, Max E. Wood ; music, Pietro Mascagni.