Godfather DVD Collection

Godfather DVD Collection

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall


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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…  See more details below


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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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.

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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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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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The Godfather DVD Collection 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
erkan More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

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.
Book_lover18 More than 1 year ago
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.
jet3 More than 1 year ago
The Godfather series progress through each film. The acting in each movie is exceptional. Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro....and others will help you enjoy the romanticized life style of the mafiosa lifestyle and culture in new york and other areas in america. I thoroughly was engrossed by the experience. Enjoy!
Goddess_Lou More than 1 year ago
A True American Ganster Classic. I never get tired of watching this collection. So many stars. So many famous quotes.
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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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Rubberband More than 1 year ago
Excellent cinematography
sgtgwj More than 1 year ago
Two of these are the greatest movies ever and the extra scenes that were cut would have been just as good in the films.
khaney46 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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