- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 250 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 27, 2001
- Director: Rune Bendixen
- Cast: Rune Bendixen
- Genre: Documentary
This double DVD set features five programs that delve deep into the dark heart of organized crime.
- The authoritative history of "La Cosa Nostra" at an incredible low price.
- The complete, acclaimed series from A&E, now available on DVD.
- The real story of figures like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.
Take a dark journey into the bloody history of American organized crime. It's a saga of ruthless men and soaring profits, legendary shoot-outs and smoke filled rooms and an organization that has survived power struggles and the constant attention of the law.
Starting with the Prohibition years, this groundbreaking investigation traces the origins of the ethnic gangs that dominated criminal activities by turning them into family enterprises. Leading historians recall how they changed the face of crime in America. Meet legendary figures and trace their exploits through rare photos, footage and period accounts. Get the real story behind the Kennedy connection, and see how the Mob helped to win WWII and piled up huge profits at the same time.
With bootlegging, racketeering and murder at its soul, this is a sweeping saga of bloodshed, betrayal, and big business.