DVD Movie Review: The Godfather Collection
The greatest masterpieces in cinema history available in one collector's gift set, including THE GODFATHER, THE GODFATHER PART II, THE GODFATHER PART III plus a bonus disc containing over three hours of exclusive features.
THE GODFATHER: Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Oscar winner Marlon Brando as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a Sicilian family's rise and near fall from power in America, and the passage of rites from father to son. He masterfully balances the story between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, this graphic and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations.
THE GODFATHER PART II: This brilliant companion piece to the original The Godfather continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Francis Ford Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito played with uncanny ability by Robert DeNiro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Reassembling many of the talents who helped make The Godfather , Coppola has produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision, and undeniably the best sequel ever made. Robert De Niro won an Oscar; the film received twelve Academy Award(r) nominations and was named "Best Picture."
THE GODFATHER PART III: Set in 1979, an aging Don Michael Corleone is striving to legitimize his family investments and secure a peaceful future for his beloved children. But his hothead nephew has different ideas which could put an end to Michael's dreams.
Also includes a three hour extraordinary bonus disc produced especially for the DVD collection, containing additional scenes, documentaries, cast rehersals and more.
Cast: Talia Shire (All),
Al Pacino (All),
Diane Keaton (All),
John Cazale (Part I, II),
Robert Duvall (Part I,II),
Marlon Brando (Part I),
Sofia Coppola (Part III),
Eli Wallach (Part III),
Andy Garcia (Part III)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola / Writers: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
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Critic Quotes and Reviews:
- Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10 [Part I] The Godfather is told entirely within a closed world. That's why we sympathize with characters who are essentially evil. The story by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola is a brilliant conjuring act, inviting us to consider the Mafia entirely on its own terms. Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) emerges as a sympathetic and even admirable character; during the entire film, this lifelong professional criminal does nothing of which we can really disapprove... The Brando performance is justly famous and often imitated. We know all about his puffy cheeks, and his use of props like the kitten in the opening scene. Those are actor's devices. Brando uses them but does not depend on them: He embodies the character... convincingly... - Roger Ebert
- San Francisco Examiner 10 of 10 [Part I] One of the reasons that Francis Coppola's The Godfather is so good is that unlike many of its imitators made during the 25 years since its release, The Godfather is a handbook on cinematic lucidity. All events are described clearly. Motives of all the characters are set right there on the table next to the pasta for our consideration... Brando's quiet, understated performance as the Don is one of the elements of this movie that makes it terrific fun to watch... - Barbara Schulgasser
- Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 10 of 10 [Part II] They said it couldn't be done, but co-writer-director Coppola made a sequel that's just as compelling...
- Find-A-Video 10 of 10 [Part II] Following the success of the original, Coppola felt free to delve more deeply and lyrically into the inherent roots of corruption, power and greed. By cross-cutting his two major stories--the rise of Vito Corleone and the fall of Michael--Coppola creates a dialectical narrative which elevates the movie above its low genre birthright.
Format: DVD, Widescreen
Genre: Classics / Drama
Runtime: 725 minutes
Screen Aspect: Widescreen1.85:1
Sound Quality: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Media Quantity: 5 DVD Discs
Other Information and Links:
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Theatrical Release Date: 1972-1990
DVD Release Date: 5/23/2006
All three of Francis Ford Coppola's classic films detailing the trials
and tribulations of the Corleone family and their involvement in the
world of organized crime come to DVD in this collection. Each film is
given widescreen treatment with commentary from Coppola himself. The
fifth disc contains over three hours of exclusive bonus features,
including several behind-the-scenes featurettes. See individual film
titles for descriptions.
- On Location
- The Godfather Family Featurette: A Look Inside
- Filmmaker Biographies
- Francis Coppola's Notebook
- Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting
- Academy Award Acceptance Speeches
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
- Additional Scenes
- The Corleone Family Tree
- Godfather Chronology
- Gordon Willison Cinematography
- Music of The Godfather