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June 2005

By Wilson Morales

Casino (Widescreen 10th Anniversary Edition) Review

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, Frank Vincent, James Woods, Alan King, and Don Rickels
Director: Martin Scorsese
Format: Color, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Universal Studios Ho
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
Run Time: 179

DVD Features:
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Deleted Scenes
- Casino: The Story
- Casino: Cast and Characters
- Casino: The Look
- Casino: After the Filming
- Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi
- Vegas and the Mob Featurette
- History Alive: True Crime Authors: Casino with Nicholas Pileggi

He may not have won the Oscar for directing The Aviator, but Martin Scorses will forever be in hearts and minds as one the greatest directors of all-time. When you look back in his career and you see the achievements he has accomplished, you wonder why the Academy is waiting to give the Golden trophy that any in the film business wants. Coming out on June 14th is the 10th Anniversary Edition of Casino. Outside of The Godfather, and The Godfather II, Scorsese pretty much own the best mob movies. This three hour epic revolves around the life of Sam "Ace" Rothstien and his move to Las Vegas with his wife, played by Sharon Stone, and his best friend, played by Joe Pesci. Stone was so good in this film that she won a Golden Globe award and nabbed an Academy nomination. What this DVD offers is much more than the original, which didn't include much. Besides enjoying the film once again, you get to see some scenes that were deleted and plenty of interviews ranging from the screenwriter Nick Pileggi to Martin Scorsese. We have seen Scorsese speak on many occasions, but to see Pileggi talks about the mob and his take on it is a real treat.