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The Departed

Martin Scorsese revisits the world of contemporary crime gangs and delivers his biggest box-office hit ever, a best-picture nominee at the Academy Awards that may bring the directing Oscar that has eluded him throughout an illustrious career. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg head the terrific cast in this saga of rival moles who have infiltrated the Boston police and mob.

The film comes in a single-disc DVD or a two-disc set that includes nine deleted scenes with introductions by Scorsese and a documentary that aired on Turner Classic Movies about the director. There also are featurettes about the real gangster that inspired Nicholson’s character and the influence of a notorious crime neighbourhood on Scorsese’s films. The movie also comes in a Blu-ray disc and an HD DVD release that includes the standard DVD version. (Warner Bros.)