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Behind the Mafia [DVD]
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Disc 1 The Definitive Guide to the Mob This fast-paced feature length programme takes viewers on a step-by-step journey through the world s most famous criminal organisation as lived by one of its most notorious members. You ll find out about the rise of this criminal empire, exactly how it works, and just how much power the mob has held in American life. Lost Worlds: Al Capone's Secret City Follow a team of historical detectives as they travel back to a time of unimaginable wealth, speakeasies, and ruthless mobsters. Disc 2 Joe The Rat Valachi Attorney General Robert Kennedy called Mafia sergeant Joe The Rat Valachi s revelations about Cosa Nostra, the government s single biggest intelligence break-through in combating organized crime. This low-level mobster was tougher than he was smart and more opportunistic that he was brave. However, it was Valachi s role as an informant that would propel him to national notoriety and shake the very core of the Mafia s secret and corrupt society. Disc 3 Al Capone Scarface Scarface was many things to many people a ruthless and vindictive murderer, a generous patron and a wild and glamorous impresario. But to all, Capone is the most notorious gangster in American history. Follow his journey from the immigrant neighbourhood of his youth to the glittering circles of Chicago s powerful elite with this in-depth programme. Rare photographs, films and exclusive interviews paint an extraordinary portrait of the man who because the ultimate American anti-hero. Disc 4 Henry Hill Goodfella From his childhood on the New York City streets to his ongoing attempts to come to terms with his criminal past, BIOTM chronicles the life of the man whose story formed the basis for the hit movie Goodfellas. Friends talk about his short-lived term in a Witness Protection programme, while Henry reflects on his life in the Mob and the pivotal role he played in bringing down of its most powerful figures. Disc 5 The Gambinos First Family of Crime For much of the century they were the most powerful force in American organised crime. BIOTM follows Carlo Gambino from his childhood in Sicily to the top of an empire that embraced everything from pizza joints to hi-jacking and extortion. In the story of Gambino, Castellano and Gotti the history of the Mafia in America comes into focus. It s a riveting tale of greed, power, crime and betrayal. Disc 6 Mob's Greatest Hits The Mob s Greatest Hits explores six of the most notorious mafia killings of all time and analyses the everlasting effects these murders had on organised crime. Heading deep undercover into the crime-ridden underworld and delving into the relationships of greedy, power-hungry Mafiosi, we explore their conflicts and investigate their bloody resolutions. From Maranzano to Masseria, Dutch Shultz to Bugsy Siegel, the outcome is always the same... murder.

Region: Region 2

Release Date: 2 Dec. 2013

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