Warner preps DVD debuts of 'Knocking,' 'Hours'
HOLLYWOOD — Martin Scorsese provides hours of commentary in a collection of five of his films Warner Home Video is releasing Aug. 17.
Quintet includes two-disc special editions of “Goodfellas” and “Mean Streets.” The other films are “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “After Hours” and the filmmaker’s 1969 first feature, “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?”
The DVDs will be offered separately ($26.99 retail price for “Goodfellas,” $19.97 for the others) or in a gift set at $59.92.
Joining Scorsese on the “Goodfellas” commentary is ex-gangster Henry Hill and ex-FBI agent Edward McDonald, along with cast and crew. DVD also includes a new 16×9 digital transfer of the movie with Dolby 5.1 sound and four featurettes, including one in which filmmakers Jon Favreau, Joe Carnahan, Antoine Fuqua, McG, John Turturro and others discuss the influence of the pic on their work.
Griffin Dunne, editor Thelma Schoonmaker and d.p. Michael Ballhaus join Scorsese in the commentary on “After Hours,” making its debut on DVD.
Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson provide additional commentary on “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”
In addition to a newly remastered version of “Mean Streets,” the special edition also includes an original featurette starring Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel on the making of the 1973 film based in New York’s Little Italy.
Little Italy was also the backdrop for “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?,” starring Keitel in his film debut. The DVD — marking the debut of the movie on disc — includes a making-of featurette.