Second Sight Films will release Martin Scorsese‘s early masterpiece, MEAN STREETS, in both a Limited Edition Dual 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray box set and Standard Edition 4K + Blu-ray set on 15 January 2024.
In celebration of its landmark 50th Anniversary, the film is presented in a new 4K restoration that has been supervised and approved by Scorsese himself along with collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker.
Set in Little Italy, we follow the lives of four 20-somethings, who are finding their way in the world, from small- time crooks to aspiring gangsters. There’s Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), an irresponsible thug with a track record of blowing things up and ripping off loan sharks, his friend Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the dapper nephew of mafia boss Giovanni (Cesare Danova), who’s trying his best to avoid a life of crime, with aspirations of running his own restaurant. We also meet with Tony (David Proval) who runs the neighbourhood bar; and Michael (Richard Romanus) a loan shark who targets gullible teens from Brooklyn.
Born into the criminal fraternity, Charlie battles with his guilty conscience as he tries to save his wayward friend Johnny Boy from the world of crime that he so desperately wants to escape.
Stacked with a host of special features that really mean business, the Limited Edition box set comes in a rigid slipcase with original artwork and presented as a Dual Format Edition. The UHD and Blu-ray both include the main feature and bonus features and the UHD is presented in Dolby Vision HDR with restored original mono audio.
● Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
● New 4K restoration supervised and approved by director Martin Scorsese and collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker
● UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
● Restored original mono audio
● New audio commentary by Demetrios Matheou (author of BFI Classics Mean Streets) and David Thompson (Co-Editor of Scorsese on Scorsese)
● Scene specific audio commentary with Martin Scorsese and actor Amy Robinson
● Keep Moving Forward: a new interview with producer Jonathan T Taplin
● Saints and Sinners: Dr Catherine Wheatley on Mean Streets
● 2011 Film at Lincoln Center screening introduction, interview and Q&A with Martin Scorsese
● Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood feature-length documentary
● Archive featurette: Back on the Block
● Archive featurette: Home Movies
Limited Edition Contents:
● Rigid slipcase with original artwork
● 178-page book with new essays by Mark Asch, Daniel Bird, Charles Bramesco, Lillian Crawford, Elena Lazic, Manuela Lazić, Christina Newland and Extract from Scorsese on Scorsese
● 8 collectors’ art cards