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

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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.