Universal Bringing Gangster Trio of Films to Blu-ray

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is continuing the pattern of releasing former HD DVD titles on Blu-ray Disc in sets of three by announcing American Gangster, Eastern Promises and Casino for October 14.

All three films will be presented in widescreen 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.


Eastern Promises, which we originally reported was coming to Blu-ray two weeks ago, will include the lightest set of bonus features on a BD-25 disc.

  • Secrets and Stories
  • Marked for Life
  • Two Guys Walk into a Bath House
  • Watts on Wheels

Casino offers a bit more content with the inclusion of U Control as seen on the previous HD DVD version.

  • Feature Audio Commentary – Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Vegas and the Mob
  • History Alive: True Crime Authors: Casino With Nicholas Pileggi (The History Channel)
  • U Control Turtorial Static Images
  • U Control Picture In Picture
  • My Scenes

American Gangster receives the red carpet treatment on a BD-50 disc with not only U Control, but two cuts of the film: the theatrical cut running 2 hours 38 minutes and the unrated cut running 2 hours 57 minutes. Unlike the HD DVD version which offered the unrated cut in standard definition only, the Blu-ray unrated cut will be in high definition.

  • U Control Tutorial
  • U Control Picture in Picture
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • “Do You Feel Me (Remix)” performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
  • “Blue Magic” from Jay-Z’s Album “American Gangster”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Also available on October 14 is the Gangster Giftset that will bundle all three films together with an SRP of $89.99. Separately they are priced at $29.98.

Check back regularly for high resolution cover art and pre-order links for all the Universal gangster films on Blu-ray.

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