MGM to release Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull on Blu-ray

Mumbai: MGM Home Entertainment will be releasing Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull on Blu-ray Disc (BD) for the first time on 10 February 2009.

Raging Bull garnered eight Academy Award nominations, taking home the Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert DeNiro) and Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker). Nominated for Best Cinematography as well, the Blu-ray disc presents Michael Chapman’s beautiful black and white photography as never before. Claiming the number one ranking spot on AFI’s "Top Ten Sports Films of All Time," director Scorsese recounts the gritty and emotionally unsettling career and personal life of tenacious boxer Jake LaMotta.

DeNiro delivers a knockout performance, portraying the rise and fall of the middleweight boxer, including his prizefighting victories of the 1940s, his dealings with the mob and the destruction of his marriage, his family and himself. Co-starring are Joe Pesci, as LaMotta’s manager and brother and Cathy Moriarty, as LaMotta’s abused and alienated wife.

The Raging Bull Blu-ray Disc includes director, cast and crew commentary, making-of documentaries, and much more. It will be available for $34.99.