Tons of violence in these two films, but of totally different varieties. With The Departed the violence is gritty and real and in True Romance it is over-the-top and almost humorous.
True Romance: Unrated Director's Cut directed by Tony Scott:
Runaway lovers Clarence (played by Christian Slater) and Alabama (played by Patricia Arquette) are on the run because they have stolen a lot of cocaine from the mob. They head to Los Angeles where they plan to sell the cocaine and use the money to run off to live somewhere warm. This is going to be difficult as the mob wants their drugs back and will stop at nothing to try and get it.
Special Features: Director's Storyboard Track, DVD-ROM, Behind-the-Scenes, Deleted + Extended Scenes, Alternate Ending, Cast + Crew, Publicity Gallery
The Departed directed by Martin Scorsese:
Rookie cop Billy Costigan (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) grew up surrounded by crime and that makes him perfect to go undercover as a mole. He becomes the man on the inside of the Irish mob run by boss Frank Costello (played by Jack Nicholson). Costigan must win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers bring Costello down.
At the same time SIU Officer Colin Sullivan (played by Matt Damon) is trusted by everyone so much so that they don't realize he is a mole for Frank Costello.
Each man is consumed by his double life and the risks they are running. The stakes are raised when each side realizes they have a mole. Sullivan and Costigan race against time to complete the jobs they have been given before they are found out.
Special Features: Theatrical Trailer