DVD: Elite Squad, Retail & Rental, (Optimum)

While 'City of God' explored the gangs of Rio de Janeiro, 'Elite Squad' plunges into the corruption-clogged heart of its police force.

Two idealistic rookies are determined to make a difference, so they join the force's shock troops, the Skulls, who have a take-no-prisoners approach to the favelas' drug lords. Seething with guilt, religion, gangsters, tension and violence, Jose Padilha's raw, ferocious crime thriller is the best Scorsese film that Scorsese never made.

Comments