These are both masterpieces of gangster\/crime film. Great movies. So getting them both for such a low price is a great deal. But it says they are both in widescreen. This is true for HEAT. But GOODFELLAS is not true widescreen. It is 4:3 aspect ratio that has been letterboxed. This means that on a widescreen TV or computer monitor, there will be thick black bars not only on the top and bottom, but also on the sides. The movie is only in a small rectangle in the center. In this day and age, this is really unacceptable. I don't know why it's like that; I can't imagine all GOODFELLAS DVDs are like that. I'll be taking this package back to the store and find both movies separately.
My boyfriend told me about this movie \"Goodfellas\"..which I've never seen before. So I was shopping @my local walmart come to find this movie for $10+tax so I thought not a bad buy. I go home and watch it with my boyfriend..loving it by the way. Than it stops in the middle of the movie..and we tried every single aspect of the main menu to figure out how to watch the rest of the movie..made us so mad. I tried the other dvds to see if somehow the rest of the movie of Goodfellas is on there..but no.wast of my time and money..left here in suspense..I'm going to have to buy it again..but clearly by itself so this won't happen again. Don't buy unless you care for the other movies..shows only half of Goodfellas.
Although this movie wasn't bad, there was too much drama and not enough action. There was a few gun shooting sequences but not as many I expected. Of course, this is one of those movies that start out boring then gradually elevates to the exciting parts. If you watch gangster movies, Casino is for you.
Casino was based on actual events involving the mob's control of many Las Vegas casinos during the 1970s. Casino is one of my favorate ganster movies because of its historical accuracy, superb acting and directing, and splended cast.\n\nEverytime I visit Las Vegas I think about the real life movie characters that once worked, played, and controlled this fascinating city.\n\nTruly, a memorable cinematic adventure.
Producer Sam Spiegel's contribution is admirable, but Elia Kazan's direction of the Pinter plot seems unfocussed though craftsmanlike. Robert De Niro's performance as the inscrutable boy-wonder of films is mildly intriguing.