Mean Streets [DVD] [1973]

The groundbreaking Mean Streets put Martin Scorsese on the map, but this Warner DVD release shows that the movie is even more influential today than when it first hit theatres in 1973. While this edition of the DVD was one of the earlier releases of the digital format, it basically serves as an acceptable stopgap release until a more definitive edition is put together. Thankfully, Mean Streets had already been remastered for a theatrical re-release in the late '90s and the widescreen transfer looks pretty good, though it wasn't done in the superior anamorphic process, which ensures even better quality on high-definition televisions. The Dolby Digital 1.0 audio transfer comes in the theatrically released Mono format and it sounds decent coming out of either a TV or stereo. This is important, because along with The Graduate and American Graffiti, Mean Streets revolutionized the use of wall-to-wall popular songs in place of a more traditional motion picture score. A future release of this historically important movie is bound to come with a making-of documentary and an audio commentary courtesy of Scorsese, who infused so much of what he saw and experienced growing up into a fictional film populated by petty, but very human, thugs.
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Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Scene access
  • Subtitles: English and Français


Mean Streets

Cast & Crew

  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro - Johnny Boy
  • Harvey Keitel
    Harvey Keitel - Charlie
  • David Proval
    David Proval - Tony
  • Amy Robinson
    Amy Robinson - Teresa
  • Richard Romanus
    Richard Romanus - Michael

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