Black Mass

Black Mass

DVD - 2016 | Widescreen edition
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In 1970s South Boston, FBI agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen edition
ISBN: 9786316294241
6316294247
Branch Call Number: DVD BLACK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround
video file,DVD video,Region 1

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publicenemy46
Nov 04, 2018

He’s finally dead.

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roncandelaria
Sep 03, 2018

Great movie, worth watching....Johnny Depp is amazing in this film.

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musicollector
Aug 16, 2018

Watched this, by accident, on a flight. It was time well-spent - I did not know the plane had landed!

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greatflicks
Apr 14, 2018

Wonderful movie, and Johnny Depp did a fine job. I have not liked him in several movies but this time he was great. Interesting to learn a bit about history and the Rico act was a new law that the feds were using against the mafia.

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ba_library
Mar 16, 2018

I did not even recognize Johnny Depp in this movie! He plays Whitey Bulger, the South Boston (Southie) gangster leader of the Winter Hill gang, who was on the FBI’s most wanted list for years. This film is about his relationship with an FBI undercover agent who recruited him as an informant. Whitey’s brother was a state (Mass.) politician and knew of Whitey’s activities. I recently borrowed The Departed directed by Martin Scorsese which is also about Whitey Bulger but has Leonardo DiCaprio playing an undercover cop with Southie connections who infiltrates Whitey’s mob. Watch both films if the subject interests you, you will still be left feeling was anyone not corrupt in South Boston at the time? Whitey was on the lam for a long time – did his criminal past finally catch up with him? Watch both films if you have the time.

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gingin1972
Feb 12, 2018

I thought it would be better with all the stars in the movie! It was a good movie but nothing great!

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Nooksack20
Feb 08, 2018

This is truly a gripping drama about a Boston gangster in an alliance with an old friend who is in the FBI. It is a gruesome tale of brutality and corruption. Interesting story which is well written and acted.

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JohnBigDaddyCool
Jan 09, 2018

I wonder when Johnny Depp will play a character without getting into any type of make-up? The story is alright because it is based on a real life character. I did twitch a few times when he really was evil incarnate. And that makes me give it a better rating than normal

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mr_chocolate
Nov 17, 2017

Wow! Based upon a book written about true life crime of the 1970's South Boston gangsters, with Johnny Depp playing the Irish leader, James "Whitey" Bulger. I could not tell it was Johnny Depp, even knowing that it was him playing the part!
This film was a well acted and directed hard hitting gangster film with feeling, not unlike the 1972 masterful film of, The Godfather or the 1990, The Goodfellas.
The eleven minute Special Feature looks at how Johnny Depp became James Bulger, using silicone prosthetics, eye contacts and talking to the people that new the real Whitey Bulger.

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nordicleather
Nov 09, 2017

Should have won an acedamy award for best actor. Wonderful. Riveting. It help to google some of characters, as the storey is a real life enactment of a complicated criminal name Whitey Bulgar. Much praise.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

It was an alliance; nothing more.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

You always have a choice.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

If no body see's it, it didn't happen.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

It's an alliance.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

We all need friends.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

Jimmy's business is Jimmy's business.

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SEBoiko
Jun 09, 2018

I ain't no Rat.

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EuSei Feb 03, 2016

You can go through the entire movie without being told (his brother Billy) Bulger is a democratic senator... I'm sure the same thing would happen if the senator was a Republican!

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