Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009


"Raging Bull" (Blu-ray)


The story chronicles the career of Jake LaMotta in the 1940's as a world middleweight boxing champion.

He is prone to fits of violence, and his brother Joey (Pesci) tries to keep the lid on.

He marries Vickie Thailer (Moriarty), and she becomes the object of his occasional rages.

But most of his anger is expressed in the boxing ring, where he takes a huge amount of punishment, but the other guys look a lot worse.



  • MGM
  • 1980, Black & White, Rated R, 2 Hr 9 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 28 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto
  • Directed by Martin Scorsese
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad


The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and De Niro won for Best Actor.


The film is shot in black & white, and is razor sharp. The surrounds are not used very much though.


These include Director's Commentary, Before the Fight, Inside the Ring, Outside the Ring (Behind the Scenes), The Bronx Bull, De Niro vs. LaMotta, and LaMotta Defends Title.