Director Martin Scorsese and leading man Robert De Niro are back together filming a new project at the moment, The Irishman. It’s a Netflix film that probably won’t make it to our screens until 2019, but it still promises to be worth the wait! And the very fact that it’s happening at all seems a good enough reason to celebrate by giving away copies of their last film together, Casino.
The film is described as follows – the short version first…
Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in director Martin Scorsese’s riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob’s multi-million dollar casino operation where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice.
And here’s the longer version…
Martin Scorsese, one of America’s most influential filmmakers, returns to the world of mobsters, greed, and excess that he explored so compellingly in 1990’s Goodfellas. Set in the 1970s and revelling in the minute details of how Las Vegas casinos operate, the film chronicles the rise and fall of casino manager Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro). As the king of his domain, Ace efficiently runs the business and regularly sends lots of cold cash to his bosses. Helping him keep the casino’s employees and customers honest is his best friend, Nicky (Joe Pesci), a violent sociopath. Although Ace aims to run a relatively respectable casino, the volatile Nicky wants to take over the entire gambling mecca, and when Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), a seasoned Vegas hustler, enters the picture, Ace and Nicky’s friendship is complicated even further. As drugs and alcohol become a bigger part of Ginger’s life, all three are eventually brought down by their own greed and blind ambition. Casino shares many similarities with Goodfellas, beginning with a script that was cowritten by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi. Regulars De Niro and Pesci are first rate once again as the dissimilar companions, but it is Stone who steals the show with her gruelling, intense performance.
We’ve got Blu-rays celebrating the 20th anniversary release of the film, and they can be won in our latest competition. Just enter your details below to be in with a chance of winning. As an added bonus, we’ve got a Codeta Casino Bonus Offer for you here as well, for you to check out.
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