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Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines...
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Overview

Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie Talia Shire, with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay Diane Keaton, who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later at Christmas time, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny James Caan, and family advisors Tom Hagen Robert Duvall and Sal Tessio Abe Vigoda that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor Marlon Brando, and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather was followed by a pair of sequels.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Provocative director's commentaries; Godfather world; The masterpiece that almost wasn't; When the shooting stopped; Emulsional rescue revealing The Godfather; The Godfather on the red carpet; Four short film on The Godfather
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 sequel to The Godfather is an audacious tour de force believed by many critics and movie fans to be superior to the original film -- and with good reason. Coppola resisted the urge to make a conventional sequel; instead he crafted a film with dual story lines that bookend the events of the first Godfather. In one narrative Al Pacino returns as Michael Corleone, now deeply entrenched as the leader of a Mafia “family” whose influence extends to the lavish casinos of Eisenhower-era Las Vegas. Locked in a desperate struggle with shrewd Jewish mobster Hyman Roth played brilliantly by veteran acting teacher Lee Strasberg, Michael also clashes with those closest to him, including wife Kay Diane Keaton and brother Fredo John Cazale. The alternate plot features Robert De Niro as Michael’s father, Vito -- the character played by Brando in the first movie -- who is seen as a young man coming to New York from Sicily and locking horns with a fellow countryman, the neighborhood crime boss. Coppola develops the parallel stories with equal vigor and intensity, although the showdown between Michael and Roth, quite properly, forms the film’s unforgettable climax. More atmospheric and introspective than The Godfather, Part II is less a slam-bang gangster film than a Greek tragedy in contemporary settings. Michael Corleone grapples with the consequences of his decision to lead the family “business,” sacrificing his most intimate relationships -- and even his very soul -- to the compulsive desire to retain power and destroy his enemies. With their dual-story concept, Coppola and co-writer Mario Puzo make certain we realize that Michael’s fate was, to a large extent, sealed by the choices his father made decades before. Thirty years after it was made, this extravagant, epochal sequel remains vital and gripping, and it may well be the greatest film Coppola has ever made.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Derided by some as upon its theatrical release in 1990, the second Godfather sequel has weathered the intervening years quite gracefully, and it no longer seems as contrived or overwrought as its detractors maintained. The story begins in 1979, as Michael Corleone Al Pacino again, having divested himself of his illegal operations, finds himself being honored by the Catholic Church for his various charitable contributions. Michael hopes to repair his fractured relationships with ex-wife Kay Diane Keaton and daughter Mary Sofia Coppola, daughter of writer-director Francis Ford Coppola, but he gets sucked back into the vortex of Mob mayhem thanks to the machinations of ruthless Joey Zaza Joe Mantegna, whose minions include Vincent Andy Garcia, the illegitimate son of Michael’s late brother Sonny. Also involved in the intrigue is an old Italian don played by Eli Wallach, and the film’s third act brings Michael and family to their ancestral homeland for an extended confrontation that climaxes explosively against the backdrop of a colorful ballet performance. Pacino, not unexpectedly, is magnificent as the aging Godfather -- weary, physically ill, but still very much a force to be reckoned with. Despite his cold-blooded ruthlessness, Michael has finally become a sympathetic character, and Coppola takes pains to make him a tragic protagonist whose last great triumph occurs simultaneously with his most heartbreaking defeat. Garcia, whose trademark intensity rivals Pacino’s, hasn’t got all that much to do, but he acquits himself handily and contributes several memorable moments. The film’s only weak link -- and the one mentioned by critics in review after review -- is Sofia Coppola, whose performance as Mary is hopelessly inadequate. But a single supporting character doesn’t mean all that much in a movie of such epic scope, and Part III brings the Corleone saga to an altogether satisfactory conclusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • UPC: 097361313542
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2008 Restored Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 9:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 674

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Godfather
1. I Believe in America [:24]
2. The Wedding [:42]
3. Johnny Fontane [6:25]
4. Tom Hagen Goes to Hollywood [1:06]
5. Meeting With Sollozzo [7:33]
6. Shooting of Don Corleone [1:52]
7. Luca Crasi Sleeps With the Fishes [5:37]
8. Michael at the Hospital [3:21]
9. It's Strictly Business [4:25]
10. How's the Italian Food in This Restaurant? [2:50]
11. The Don Returns Home [4:47]
12. The Thunderbolt [1:09]
13. Sonny Gives Carlo a Warning [6:21]
14. Michael Marries Apollonia [2:13]
15. I Don't Want His Mother to See Him This Way [5:25]
16. Apollonia's Murder [4:00]
17. We Are All Reasonable Men Here [3:46]
18. The Don Puts Michael in Charge [6:39]
19. I'm Moe Green [1:03]
20. I Never Wanted This for You [6:00]
21. Baptism and Murder [1:56]
22. Don't Ask Me About My Business, Kay [7:34]
23. End Credits [4:39]
Disc #2 -- The Godfather II
1. Funeral in Sicily [:24]
2. It's Not His Words I'm Afraid Of [3:16]
3. Ellis Island, 1901 [3:04]
4. Part at Lake Tahoe [:44]
5. You Can Have My Answer Now [4:34]
6. Frankie Pentangeli's Complaint [4:13]
7. Bedroom Shooting [3:16]
8. New York City, 1917 [6:32]
9. Vito Meets Clemenza [1:30]
10. Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Enemies Closer [5:37]
11. I Remember She Was Laughing [1:12]
12. Welcome to Havana [6:11]
13. I Know It Was You, Fredo [2:59]
14. Was It a Buy? [3:39]
15. Fanucci Wants to Wet His Beak [2:12]
16. Murder of Fanucci [4:14]
17. You Can Never Lose Your Family [6:02]
18. The Dog Stays [7:01]
19. Senate Hearing [5:59]
20. You're Nothing to Me Now [4:21]
21. Pentangeli Sees His Brother [2:31]
22. Michael, You Are Blind [6:33]
23. My Father's Name Was... Antonio Andolini [7:41]
24. Mama Corleone's Funeral [5:47]
25. You Can Kill Anyone [:35]
26. Like the Roman Empire [4:10]
27. Kay With Her Children [2:47]
28. Hail Mary, Full of Grace [2:05]
29. Surprise Party [:44]
30. End Credits [5:19]
Disc #3 -- The Godfather III
1. Michael's Letter [:23]
2. Part at Michael's Apartment [:39]
3. Anthony's Decision [4:57]
4. The Trouble Between Vincent and Joey Zasa [:10]
5. Who Sent You? [7:32]
6. The Archbishop Asks for Michael's Help [:52]
7. Shareholder's Meeting [6:50]
8. The Vatican Bank, Rome [1:32]
9. Atlantic City Massacre [6:07]
10. Just When I Thought I Was Out... [3:16]
11. Mary Visits Vincent at the Club [4:29]
12. Street Fair [2:31]
13. Michael at the Hospital [3:33]
14. Return to Sicily [6:30]
15. Michael Tells Vincent His Plan [4:01]
16. Confession [7:46]
17. Michael Shows Kay Sicily [2:52]
18. Pope John Paul the First [4:14]
19. Give Me a Chance to Redeem Myself [4:13]
20. Teatro Massimo [2:04]
21. Cavalleria Rusticana [1:47]
22. Revenge [3:13]
23. Finale On the Steps [3:33]
24. The Death of Michael Corleone [1:40]
25. End Credits [5:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Godfather
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   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         English Mono
         Français
         Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
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   Scene Selection
Disc #2 -- The Godfather II
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         Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
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Disc #3 -- The Godfather III
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         Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
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Disc #4 -- The Godfather: The 2001 Archival Supplements
   Special Features
      Godfather World
      The Masterpiece Thta Almost Wasn't
      ...When the Shooting Stopped
      Emulsional Rescue Revealing the Godfather
      The Godfather On the Red Carpet
      Four Short Films On the Godfather
         GF vs. GF Part II
         Riffing On the Riffing
         Cannoli
         Clemenza
         Play All
      2008 Credits
   Set Up
      Subtitle Options: English
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Disc #5 -- The Godfather: All-New 2008 Supplements
   Behind the Scenes
      A Look Inside
      On Location
      Francis Coppola's Notebook
      Music of the Godfather
         Nino Rota
         Carmine Coppola
      Coppola & Puzo On Screenwriting
      Gordon Willis On Cinematography
      Storyboards: Godfather Part II
      Storyboards: Godfather Part III
      The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971
   Filmmakers
      Francis Ford Coppola
      Mario Puzo
      Gordon Willis
      Dean Tavoularis
      Nino Rota
      Carmine Coppola
   Additional Scenes
      1892-1930
      1931-1945
      1946-1955
      1956-1997
      Scenes (1901-1927)
         Searching for Vito
         Fanucci Attacked
         Clemenza: "I'm My Own Boss"
         Playing the Flute
         Discussing Fanucci
         Reasoning With Signor Roberto
         Don Vito Corleone
         Introducing Hyman Roth
         Vito's Revenge
      Scenes (1945)
         The Death of Genco
         A Gift From Woltz
         Hagen Sees Janie
         A Family Fight
         Michael and Kay in Bed
         The Don's Been Shot...
         Sonny Absorbs the News
         Michael Gets Involved
         Planning Paulie's Death
         Clemenza Eats Lunch
      Scenes (1947-1955)
         Communist Demonstration
         Seeking Vito's House
         Yelling in the Shower
         "Bring Me Fabrizio"
         Talking in the Garden
         Hagen: "Why Am I Out?"
         Kay Lights Candles
      Scenes (1958-1979)
         Fredo and Deanna
         No Champagne Cocktails..
         Francesca to Marry
         Frabrizio Located
         Anthony and Pentangeli
         Neri Humiliates Klingman
         Murder of Fabrizio
         Godfather III Alternate Opening
   Galleries
      Trailers
         The Godfather
         The Godfather Part II
         The Godfather Part III
      Photo Gallery
      Acclaim & Response
         The Godfather, Best Screenplay 1972
         The Godfather, Best Picture 1972
         The Godfather Part II, Best Director 1974
         The Godfather Part II, Best Picture 1974
         Awards and Nominations
         1974 Network TV Intro
      Rogues' Gallery
      DVD Credits
   The Family Tree
      Michael 1920-1997
         Anthony 1951 -
         Mary 1953 - 1979
         Apollonia 1931 - 1947
         Michael 1920 - 1997
         Kay Adams 1924 -
      Constanzia (Connie) 1927-
         Victor 1949 -
         Michael Francis 1954 -
         Constanzia (Connie) 1927 -
         Carlo Rizzia ? - 1955
      Tom Hagen 1910-197?
         Frank 1940 -
         Andrew 1942 -
         Two Daughters
         Tom Hagen 1910 - 197?
         Theresa 1920 -
      Vito Corleone: 1892-1954
         Johnny Fontane
         Carmella 1897 - 1959
         Vito Corleone né Andolini 1892 - 1954
         Paolo Andolini 1887 - 1901
         Antonio Andolini ? - 1901
         Mother ? - 1901
      Frederico (Fredo) 1919-1959
         Deanna Dunn
         Frederico (Fredo) 1919-1959
      Santino (Sonny) 1916-1948
         Frank 1940 -
         Francesca & Kathryn 1937 -
         Santino Jr. 1945 -
         Sandra
         Santino (Sonny) 1916-1948
         Vincent 1948 -
         Lucy Mancini
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      Hidden Feature
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Classic and Unforgettable

    The new transfers for The Godfather Parts I and II are stunning. It really is like seeing them for the first time. All of the murky, faded colors have been restored to their original glory while still retaining the warmth of the film stock. Gordon Willis' then-controversial cinematography can finally be seen they way it was intended on these new discs. If you have the original box set, it is worth it to double dip if only for the restoration job on these two films. <BR/><BR/>Carried over from the original set are all of Francis Ford Coppola's commentary tracks for the three films. On The Godfather one, he appropriately enough, starts off by talking about the film's famous opening scene and how it was supposed to start with the wedding but a friend suggested he do something else. Coppola talks about how he organized the elaborate wedding sequence and shot it only 2-3 days! He talks about the pressure he was under by the studio and in read danger of being fired because they didn't like what he was doing. This is pretty solid track that we've come to expect from the veteran filmmaker. <BR/><BR/>Coppola's contributes another excellent commentary for The Godfather Part II. Initially, he had no interest in doing a sequel and dealing with studio bureaucracy. He suggested Martin Scorsese for the job. The studio balked at this idea and accepted all of Coppola's terms. The veteran filmmaker talks at length about the development of the Corleone family from Part I. Coppola is engaging and very articulate, delivering a top notch track that is well worth a listen for any fan of this movie. <BR/><BR/>Finally, there is Coppola's commentary for The Godfather Part III. One of the heated debates the filmmaker had with the studio was over Pacino's hair. He wanted Michael to look older and like a man in crisis, while the studio didn't want to mess with Pacino's distinctive looks. Coppola defends his casting of Sofia and feels that she delivered a "real" performance because she wasn't an actor. He also addresses the scathing criticism she received as in fact an attack on him. This is a solid track with good observations and analysis by Coppola -- better than the film itself.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Best Mafia Movie of all Times!!!!!!!!!!

    The Godfather trilogy is the best movie of all time. I consider the trilogy more like 1 movie just because it is about the life of one family. That is why I believe the Godfather to be the best movie ever made in history. This movie has everything you could want in a movie. It has romance, action, humor, and much more. I think this trilogy should be in every household in America. The story is great, the actors are simply phenomenal, and the script is amazing. In fact, the Godfather is one of the most quoted films of all times ("Leave the gun, take the cannoli"). This movie is remarkable in every sense of the word. I think everyone of age should see this movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good movie

    Excellent cinematography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Um, speechless!

    Classic. This movie was and is a classic. I was completely stunned into silence once the credits started rolling after the first movie finished. The acting, the story, everything was so well put together. Part two was just as fantastic. I'm telling you. Buy the collection because it will cost less than purchasing all three seperately. You'll WANT to own all three. The movie wouldn't be so much for children ages 12-under. There is violence and bloodshed. Some swearing. But nothing too over-the-top. Not only is the series fantastic, but the soundtrack. I have two copies of it. One stays in my car's stereo and the other in my stereo in my room. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best movies of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is my all time favorite movie. I got into mafia movies after I stared in aschool play about Bugsy Malone and I researched famous mafia movies and I decided to start with the Godfather. After wathching these films, I became an Al Pacino freak and I collect his movies now. The acting is all great and I love the story. I even love the third one even though everyone says that it's horrible.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

    A True American Ganster Classic. I never get tired of watching

    A True American Ganster Classic. I never get tired of watching this collection. So many stars. So many famous quotes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the best movies out there

    Love it

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I never seen the Godfather. I bought the DVD set for my husband for Christmas. I am very pleased with how efficiant Barns and Noble was with their order and shipping procedures. Their website is very user-friendly and I recieved the package in time!

    I never seen the Godfather. I bought the DVD set for my husband for Christmas. I am very pleased with how efficiant Barns and Noble was with their order and shipping procedures. Their website is very user-friendly and I recieved the package in time!
    With out a doubt one of the best crime tv movies at their greatest. Every faily should ownthis great crime Family Series!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST HAVE for all film lovers!!

    Two of these are the greatest movies ever and the extra scenes that were cut would have been just as good in the films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PURCHASE REVIEW

    I never seen the Godfather. I bought the DVD set for my husband for Christmas. I am very pleased with how efficiant Barns and Noble was with their order and shipping procedures. Their website is very user-friendly and I recieved the package in time!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very Good Movie

    A classic and a very great movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

    I recently rewatched all 3 movies back to back and it is still one of the best movies ever made.

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