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The Godfather Collection (The Godfather / The Godfather: Part II / The Godfather: Part III) (2001)

Marlon Brando , Al Pacino , Francis Ford Coppola  |  R |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,925 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001
  • Run Time: 545 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,925 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXAA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,765 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Godfather Collection (The Godfather / The Godfather: Part II / The Godfather: Part III)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 5-disc Box Set
  • "The Godfather Family: A Look Inside" Making Of (73 min.) plus original 1971 featurette
  • Deleted Footage, including the additional scenes originally contained in the re-edited 1977 "The Godfather Saga"
  • "Francis Coppola's Notebook"
  • Production Stills and storyboards
  • Segments on Gordon Willis' cinematography, Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola's music, Francis Ford Coppola, Locations and Mario Puzo's screenplays
  • Rehearsal footage
  • Corleone family tree
  • "Godfather" timeline
  • Academy Award acceptance speeches

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593 of 606 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Restoration Collection does not disappoint! September 22, 2008
By Cubist
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.
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444 of 473 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A faithful restoration of the originals September 22, 2008
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
For those crying for the "Godfather Saga"/"Godfather Epic" versions, you are missing the point. Restoration expert Robert Harris (and countless others) worked for over a year from the best available print materials (as the original negatives are badly damaged and faded) to restore the first and second films to their original theatrical glory, which is something these iconic films of American Cinema deserve. That is the point of restoration.

If you are looking for a "wow" disc to show off your Blu-ray home theater sound and video, this is not it. If you are looking to experience modern American Gangster cinema in its 1970's glory, this is as close as you are ever likely to get, muted sepia-esque color, film grain and all.

These were not done exclusively for the home market. The priority was that they were restored for theatres, because that is where they would be judged the most critically, and all indications are that they do not disappoint. Never watch these films in your living room with the lights on. Watch them like you do in the theater, lights out, to appreciate the effort that went into these films.
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927 of 1,020 people found the following review helpful
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Francis Ford Coppola and Paramount Home Entertainment held a press conference and street fair in Brooklyn, and yours truly was there! The exciting news, of course, was announcing the release of THE GODFATHER DVD COLLECTION on October 9, 2001! If the preview of the set is any indication, then I must say this will be the crown jewel in any DVD collection!
The three films will only be released together in this set. The Godfather and The Godfather Part III will each be on one disc, and The Godfather Part II will take two discs. The first of the good news? Francis Coppola has recorded full-lenth audio commentaries for all three films!
But wait, there's a fifth disc that will blow your socks off! Check this out -- the bonus disc contains 3+ hours worth of special features, including: > "The Godfather Family: A Look Inside" documentary > "Francis Coppola's Notebook", an inside look at taking the book to screen! > "On Location" with production designer Dean Tavoularis! > "The Godfather Behind The Scenes" 1971 featurette! > "The Cinematography of The Godfather"! > "The Music of The Godfather" -- two featurettes! > "Coppola and Puzo on Screenwriting"! > Storyboards from GF2 and GF3! > "The Corleone Family Tree" character and cast bios! > Academy Award® acceptance speeches! > Photo galleries with captions! > Theatrical trailers! > Filmmaker bios! > Corleone Family timeline, with real-life events mixed in! > Never-seen alternate opening of GF3! > And "all" of the extra footage found in the televised Godfather Saga!
The picture quality looked fantastic -- Coppola's American Zoetrope did a wonderful job restoring the films!
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130 of 141 people found the following review helpful
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Let's put this behind us: the Godfather was, is and will always be 'grainy'. It's just the way they were shooting movies THIRTY-SIX YEARS AGO. So, yes, it's a 36 year old movie and it looks its age. It's true, '2001' looks a lot better on blu but, apparently, that's the best that could be extracted from the existing Godfather negatives - there is an entire 'extra' that explains how the transfer was done and the sometimes painful choices the restorers had to make. The transfer is grainy all over. It's grainy all the time. The whites are grainy and so are the blacks. In the end, it does not really matter or it didn't matter much to me because it's better than anything I've seen yet.

Moving beyond grainyness, the picture is steady like rock. I wasn't able to detect any major artifacts. The extra available on 'disk 4', showing the kind of work and the technology invested into this product convinced me that this is the best-looking Godfather except maybe the first screening at the Chinese theater in Hollywood that we are going to see in a long, long time. [A post blu-ray 'better' edition is possible in 10 years or so, when blu-ray is surpassed by a new technology, because the best negatives found were digitized on a resolution that's about 3 times higher than the current blu-ray.]

No major complaints about the sound. It's TrueHD 5.1, it's clear but don't expect any surround effects. I doubt the original was even stereo. It was a little bit low-volume on my stereo but it's probably my equipment to be blamed.

The extras on the 4th disk are actually worth watching. They are shot in HD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story. Great directing
A must for anyones dvd library who enjoys entertaining movies. Great story. Great directing. Great Actors. Good background music. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Floweringplum
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movies made.
Excellent collection. Glad to have it in our video library.
Published 1 day ago by Veronica Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness
Great movie,the vintage scenario is amazing ,this is a must,recommended !
Published 1 day ago by frank Ever69
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movies perfect set. In really good condition. Really good price.
Published 2 days ago by J. Propes
5.0 out of 5 stars THE VERY BEST-A tale never forgotten and impeccably made!
The best collection of a movie masterpiece that's written and produced in exquisite detail and filmed in a perfectly realistic manner --like I've never believed could exist.. Read more
Published 2 days ago by HI BEAUTIFUL!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best deal for Godfather fans!
Great deal for the restored films in Blu-ray.
Published 3 days ago by John M1
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
excellent movies and collections
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best movie ever :-)
Published 5 days ago by Lori
5.0 out of 5 stars you must not love movies. MUST
If you dont own the godfather collection, you must not love movies. MUST OWN
Published 6 days ago by Stella Ilyayeva
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoped for better....
I wanted to let folks know my thoughts on this set. Of course the films are great. This Bluray set is not the best transfer I have seen. Read more
Published 7 days ago by John
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