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4.0 out of 5 stars 5 Very Good Films BUT Only 3 Worthwhile HD Transfers to Blu-ray, 16 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Ultimate Gangsters Box Set 2011 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Firstly, if this boxset tempts you watch out - there is an 'alternative', almost identical, edition which omits 'Scarface'; perhaps unsurprisingly, the only real way to tell is if the legend 'Scarface' sits sneakily at the base of the vertical listing of the included titles on the outer box (assuming it is pictured) to make the total = 5, or if the retailer makes a positive effort to mention that it is included (most don't). You have been warned !

This collection is, in my opinion, an excellent way to dip into the world of organised crime/gangster films as they are all very decent efforts from noteworthy directors with good production qualities and notable casts - no 'duds' included, as so often can be the case with these type of boxsets....

I'm not sure there is a real standout classic (although many would probably disagree and say that 'Scarface' is) and, for me, they all have just about equal standing and their own individual merits.

Happily, the collection is 'simply' that outer box holding the standard retail Blu-ray editions of each feature in their respective blue Blu-ray case.

Sadly, there are blemishes with this collection. Yes, the transfers are all 'proper' HD with the requisite improvement in resolution/soundtrack format BUT 'Casino' suffers from a horrendous prevalence of print damage (ie it has not been 'cleaned-up') and 'American Gangster' looks no better than an upscaled DVD.

In the case of 'Casino' this matter is unforgivable as the regular 'intrusion' of small white flecks onto the screen is very distracting and makes watching the film on Blu-ray a struggle; remastering really should have been easily possible for what is a relatively modern film.

As far as 'American Gangster' is concerned, the transfer is completely unblemished - it just doesn't offer any noticeable improvement. Having said that, what you do get is the extended edition and all the additional extra features from the expanded DVD edition on the one Blu-ray disc - so it does offer something extra.

The remaining 3 films are definite improvements and present themselves extremely well. 'Public Enemies' is a modern production so was always likely to be impressive, but the significant improvement to the older 'Carlito's Way' is a pleasant bonus. Similarly, 'Scarface' is also better but it did include the occasional 'shimmer' from various background features in panning-shots; a result of too much noise-reduction processing perhaps ?

If you want more detail, I've written individual reviews on Amazon for some of these films on Blu-ray, namely 'Casino', 'American Gangster' and 'Public Enemies'. Here are the links to them (or get to them easier/direct by going via my Amazon profile) :

Casino [Blu-ray][Region Free]
American Gangster [Blu-ray][Region Free]
Public Enemies [Blu-ray][Region Free]

So, if priced attractively, this boxset is a worthwhile purchase as opposed to buying the Blu-rays individually and also because the films are all quality efforts, offering varying degrees of improvement over their DVD editions - except in the case of 'Casino', unless you can see beyond the print damage (I couldn't) in which case you'll be very happy/just as satisfied with it as the other 4 Blu-rays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant films, 8 July 2012
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Packaged well, and this box set ihas some excellent films! and the price is really cheap considering it would set you back 40 seperatly
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection and well reproduced on Blu Ray too, 6 July 2014
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An excellent collection and well reproduced on Blu Ray too... one or two nicks and infractions, but barely noticeable... good value at the price indeed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazong movies, 5 April 2014
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all five movies are of its best. especially the old movies were remastered to its best. worth for the price tag
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic, 6 Mar 2014
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Great selection of epic films in a neat little package. Not to mention 5 blu rays for less than a tenner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value for money, 13 Feb 2014
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Amazing choice of films for amazing value. My favourite so far (without watching scarface) is Casino. Wonderful box set, highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice selection, 10 Feb 2014
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My only problem is that I now have to find good homes for the old DVDs that these Blu-rays replace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it, 28 Jan 2014
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The box came i little weird, but the dads are awesome! I really love love love love my new box
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Gangster Boxset Bluray, 21 Feb 2012
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it's amazing to have this edition. but i don't like this packaging to huge. maybe uk version can use slim case. all movie gangster all in the set. vey amazing and all it's free region .. :)
i see all transfer movie very good and good audio. no doubt if yu don't this edition you may be thinking to buy it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Aug 2014
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Verygood
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