BLU-RAY & DVD GIVEAWAY King Of New York
Courtesy of Arrow Video, we have 3 copies of King Of New York to giveaway. The 1990 film, an Italian co-production from cult director Abel Ferrara, is released in a Dual Format (Blu-ray and DVD) package on 25th June 2012.
Taking influence from the hard-edged crime capers of the 1930s, King Of New York stars Christopher Walken in electric form as the snakelike mob boss Frank White. Originally released in September 1990, on the same day as Goodfellas, King Of New York is widely regarded as one of the most stylish and visually stunning movies of the decade.
Christopher Walken is out of prison and back on the dirty streets of New York as convicted drug kingpin Frank White.
White returns to his old patch, vowing to use his influence and criminal enterprise for charitable means, but finds his city in a state of disarray. During his time on the inside, parasites have moved in to capture his business, and they do not share in his Robin Hood spirit.
White soon has his men back, and they are violently taking out the competition, stealing their stashes and turning a healthy profit, putting it towards building a new South Bronx hospital.
But you can’t make an omelette without breaking some heads … As the street killings rise and the corrupt cops close in, White’s crazed mix of criminal psychosis and heartfelt charity threatens to tear apart everything he’s fought so hard to build…
Ferrara perfectly captures New York’s gritty underbelly. The near non-stop action showcases the vast contrasts of a city after the sun goes down; from the luxury Penthouses and restaurants of Manhattan, to crack dens, apartment blocks, and the rattling carriages of the New York subway. King Of New York also features one of cinema’s legendary car chases, as White and an accomplice attempt to out-run undercover cops in the torrential rain.
Critically acclaimed upon release, King Of New York helped to launch the careers of some of today’s most recognisable faces, alongside Christopher Walken, the film stars David Caruso (CSI’s Horatio Cane), Wesley Snipes (Blade), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Boardwalk Empire). The film features an incredible cutting edge hip-hop soundtrack by Schoolly D.
Special features include: a reversible sleeve with original artwork and newly commissioned artwork cover; collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Brad Stevens, author of Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision; audio commentary with director Abel Ferrara; audio commentary with composer Joe Delia, producer Mary Kane, casting director Randy Sabusawa and editor Anthony Redman; brand new interview with director Abel Ferrara; interview with producer Augusto Caminito; A Short Film About The Long Career Of Abel Ferrara: this documentary looks at Abel Ferrara’s career including interviews with his key collaborators; Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty: documentary on Abel Ferrara from the French TV show Cinéastes de Notre Temps and 3 original trailers.
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