Raging Bull / Muhammad Ali (aka: Cassius Clay) (2 Discs) - £4.99 delivered @ Play.com!
* Raging Bull (Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980): Raging Bull is arguably the finest work from the Scorsese and De Niro partnership. De Niro gives an amazing portrayal of a man whose animal side lurks just beneath the surface, ever ready to erupt. Vivid and unremitting in its uncompromising brutality and honesty, the fight sequences are famed for their realism.
Violent throughout, this film is a testament to Scorsese's and De Niro skills, creating a thoroughly absorbing film about such an unlikable character. Renowned for throwing himself into the roles of the character, De Niro went on a diet to gain fifty pounds during the production for the role of the faded star.
* Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay (Dir. Jim Jacoobs, 1970): A fascinating look at the life and incredible achievements of one of the most courageous, outspoken and charismatic figures of boxing, Muhammad Ali. AKA: Cassius Clay charts the voyage of a man who grabbed Olympic gold at the age of 18, captured the World Heavyweight title at 21, and ultimately came to power as one of the most forceful leaders of the American civil rights movement.