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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Mob: from Hollywood to Vegas

For all you mob documentary lovers, I discovered a DVD set (at Target, no less; also available at Amazon) called The Mob from Hollywood to Vegas, collector's edition. It consists of 4 discs for a total of 19 one-hour episodes. It cost me only $7.50, but cost may vary.

I've watched four episodes so far. While there's some repetition, especially at the beginning of each episode, the production quality compares favorably to series seen on A&E and the History Channel. Long clips from movies such as Little Caesar with Eward G. Robinson, Paul Muni in Scarface and James Cagney in Public Enemy compare their screen identities with their real life counterparts in original newsreel footage.

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