Gangster Empire: The Rise of the Mob (2013) – By Jason S. Lockard

Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Baby Face Nelson, Al Capone; these name bring to mind one word, Mob. Since film was invented filmmakers have been making films about The Mob. Mill Creek Entertainment’s new release Gangster Empire: The Rise of The Mob is no different. This release is a six part documentary mini-series and follows the mob lifestyle.

Gangster Empire is almost 5 hours of documentary that takes the viewer on a trip through history. Showing how gangsters went from Robin Hood like heroes in the eyes of the public to reprehensible killers. There was no doubt a real effort to be accurate and authentic in this DVD series. The producers used original images, footage and film clips to retell these historical accounts. Than there is the voice talent; narrator Coby Batty and other voice actors help to bring real life feel to these accounts.

This is a really good documentary series. Mill Creek has released this six part documentary series on both Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray is $14.98 and the DVD is $9.98. The only downer I can find is there aren’t any extra features on the blu-ray. So if you are intrigued those larger than life characters in the mob as much as I am. Head over to or your local DVD provider and get your copy of the Blu-ray or DVD today.

Moral Rating: Violence and Adult Themes
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Documentary
Length: Almost 5 hours
DVD Released: 2013
Our DVD Rating: A