This compilation of five early short films by MARTIN SCORSESE (Taxi Driver) offers a fascinating window onto his artistic development. Spanning the years from Scorsese’s time at NYU in the mid-1960s to the late ’70s, when he was emerging as one of the era’s most electrifying talents, Scorsese Shorts centers on the intimate home movie Italianamerican—a loving snapshot of the director’s parents—and American Boy, a freewheeling portrait of a larger-than-life raconteur. Also included are The Big Shave, a daringly visceral response to America’s involvement in Vietnam, and the bracing student films What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? and It’s Not Just You, Murray! Touching on many of Scorsese’s key themes— Italian American identity, family, his beloved New York City—these are hilarious, candid, and illuminating works from the preeminent American filmmaker of our time.

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New discussion among filmmakers Ari Aster and Josh and Benny Safdie
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese’s archive
Certificate:
15
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
137 mins approx.
studio:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Martin Scorsese Shorts

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This compilation of five early short films by MARTIN SCORSESE (Taxi Driver) offers a fascinating window onto his artistic development. Spanning the years from Scorsese’s time at NYU in the mid-1960s to the late ’70s, when he was emerging as one of the era’s most electrifying talents, Scorsese Shorts centers on the intimate home movie Italianamerican—a loving snapshot of the director’s parents—and American Boy, a freewheeling portrait of a larger-than-life raconteur. Also included are The Big Shave, a daringly visceral response to America’s involvement in Vietnam, and the bracing student films What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? and It’s Not Just You, Murray! Touching on many of Scorsese’s key themes— Italian American identity, family, his beloved New York City—these are hilarious, candid, and illuminating works from the preeminent American filmmaker of our time.

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New discussion among filmmakers Ari Aster and Josh and Benny Safdie
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese’s archive
Certificate:
15
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
137 mins approx.
studio:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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Early Scorsese shorts

An incredible release. Amazing to be able to go back to where it all began for one of the best filmmakers ever.