Godfather Collection-Copella Edition (1972) -
|With legendary director Francis Ford Coppola at the helm and spectacular performers filling every role, THE GODFATHER series churned out three of the best-loved and most critically-acclaimed films of all time. THE GODFATHER: THE COPPOLA RESTORATION includes each of these three masterpieces.|
THE GODFATHER: Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.
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. Director Francis Ford Coppola tells two stories in PART II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, 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 six Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1974.
THE GODFATHER - PART III: One of the greatest sagas in movie history continues. In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60's, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)...but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. Francis Ford Coppola directs Pacino, Garcia, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Sofia Coppola, Joe Mantegna and others in this exciting, long-awaited film that masterfully explores the themes of power, tradition, revenge and love. Seven Academy Award nominations for 1990 were the result, including Best Picture.
"[I] In Coppola's brilliant crime saga, the director transformed the lowly gangster drama into an American epic capable of rivaling the western. Find-A-Video
"[III] A provocative and stirring climax to the Corleone saga, as well as an autonomous work that sometimes shows Coppola at his near best. Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[I] Pulp fiction raised to the highest level; a film of epic proportions, masterfully done, and set to Nino Rota's memorable music. Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[III] ...a work of high ensemble talent and intelligence, gorgeously mounted and crafted... Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"[III] ...lushly photographed, brilliantly acted and wonderfully entertaining... Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"[II] A rare sequel to a great film that recaptures and expands upon the mastery of its predecessor. Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"[II] A rarity: a sequel as great as its A+ predecessor. A powerhouse film. Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"[II] Al Pacino again is outstanding as Michael Corleone, successor to crime family leadership. Variety
Editor's NoteProduced under the supervision of director Francis Ford Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis, this boxed set presents THE GODFATHER trilogy in visually restored versions with remastered audio. Please see individual titles--THE GODFATHER, THE GODFATHER PART II, and THE GODFATHER PART III--for complete synopsis information.
The Godfather - DVD Review
By: James Brundage filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/22/2010 9:44 PM
|I remember the first time I viewed The Godfather. It was 25 years to the day after its initial theatre release, and it was being re-realased, as many films were at the time, for their anniversary. So, trotting to the Mercer Mall General Cinemas on Route one (I literally trotted, I was without car and always looking over my shoulder for fear of getting run over by one of those infamous New Jersey drivers--of which I am a member), I bought my ticket and proceeded to get the seat, front and center, as normal, in one of the smaller screens in the theatre. As I recall, the last movie I had watched in there was Night Falls on Manhattan with Richard Dreyfuss, Ian Holm, and Andy Garcia....read the full review|
|Mario Puzo - Source Writer|
|Gordon Willis - Cinematographer|
|Francis Ford Coppola - Director|
|Andy Garcia, Nominee, [III] Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Francis Ford Coppola, Nominee, [III] Best Director|
|Francis Ford Coppola, Nominee, [III] Best Picture|
|Dean Tavoularis, et. al., Winner, [II] Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
|Francis Ford Coppola, Winner, [II] Best Director|
|Francis Ford Coppola, et. al., Winner, [II] Best Picture|
|Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Winner, [II] Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material|
|Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola, Winner, [II] Best Music, Original Dramatic Score|
|Robert De Niro, Winner, [II] Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Albert S. Ruddy, Winner, [I] Best Picture|
|Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Winner, [I] Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|
|Marlon Brando, Winner, [I] Best Actor in a Leading Role|