Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced and detailed the Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack release of director Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad, starring an all-star cast that includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peņa and Robert Patrick. The period action drama streets on April 23rd.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.
The Blu-ray edition of Gangster Squad features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track and both a DVD and UltraViolet digital copy (expires 4/23/15). Extras include:
The critics espically rotten tomatoes they suck because they really don't know a good action movie if it came opened bit them in the butt. I'm blind buying this I didn't get around to this in the theater
I went to it and enjoyed it. It's a little absurd, and not historically accurate (nor is it of the caliber of L.A. Confidential), but it makes for an entertaining gangster film, with some great costumers and set design, and a few really fun scenes and quips, especially by Robert Patrick.
I enjoyed it. I believe it has to be experienced through a certain lens: it is much closer in spirit and even style to Beatty's Dick Tracy than, say, The Godfather or Public Enemies. It is not a grave and thoughtful meditation on American crime, etc., etc. More a playful, sexy, stylized, and light shoot-'em-up cartoon. On this level, it is satisfying. Gosling and Penn are great.
MoulinBlu - actually its more like Mulholland Falls for 13 year olds, forgot to mention that. It's really bad, shame too I was hoping for more and a with a cast like that, no excuse for this to be crap. Actually makes Public Enemies look like The Untouchables by comparison.
Hey, I thought it was kind of a fun movie. A bigger, dumber, modernized, more action-oriented L.A. noir film as opposed to the great L.A. Confidential...entertaining but ultimately empty fluff. Not good enough for me to purchase, though.
Too bad the original shootout at Grauman's doesn't seem to be included as an extra. It'd be nice to see the director's vision before the studio got involved and decided to censor it for fear of offending some people.