Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.99
  • You Save: $15.00 (50%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Godfather (Coppola Re... has been added to your Cart
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by arrow-media
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Complete with case and artwork.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.75
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$19.94
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: EducatePJ
Add to Cart
$19.96
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Ardent_Guy_Sales
Add to Cart
$24.90
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Melva's
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,184 customer reviews

Additional Multi-Format options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
Multi-Format
(Feb 02, 2010)
"Please retry"
special_edition
1
$14.99
$11.97 $8.94
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • The Godfather Part II (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Total price: $39.17
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Brando is Don Vito Corleone, the sympathetic Godfather of a New York crime family, whose business it is to make offers people can't refuse. Visually beautiful and images of times and locales contrast the film's graphic violen

Special Features

Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola

Product Details

  • Actors: Rudy Bond, Marlon Brando, Richard Bright, Richard S. Castellano, John Cazale
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Restored, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 177 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,184 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TOL8RY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,167 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray
This review is based on the "Part 1" disc from the box set. I literally can't believe that people are saying that there's no difference between this and the DVD version. I had to do a side-by-side comparison to make sure, but there's no question that this new blu-ray is noticeably more detailed on a 40" LCD set.

It's also got a noticeably different color balance, in accordance with cinematographer Gordon Willis's original instructions, which makes it that much more baffling that people can't see any difference. In addition to the color difference, there is noticeably more detail, especially in darker scenes.

Yes, it's dark; yes it's grainy. That's the way it was shot. But if you are any kind of a fan of this movie, you owe it to yourself to see this beautiful new restoration.
5 Comments 107 of 118 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
After I purchased Mario Puzo's novel, I stayed up most of that night reading it. Two years later, this film adaptation appeared and I have since seen it (as well as Godfather Part II) more than a dozen times. Francis Ford Coppola deserves all of the praise and awards these films have received over the years. He should also be admired for insisting that Pacino and Brando be cast in two of the major roles despite strong opposition from Paramount. Coppola assembled a superb cast but also an equally talented crew. Those who share my high regard for it no doubt have their own favorite scenes. Mine include Michael's enlistment of a bewildered young man's assistance at the hospital until members of the Corleone family arrive to protect their don, the sequence in the restaurant which results in the killing of Sollozzo and McCluskey, Tom Hagen's discussion with Jack Woltz during dinner, Michael's reunion conversation with Kay as they stroll in a New England village, and the montage of executions during the baptism. None of the extensive violence in the film seems gratuitous. Each major character is fully developed. The cinematography and score are outstanding, although neither was even nominated for an Academy Award. Dark as this film often is, it also has its lighter moments, as during the wedding celebration when Luca Brasi rehearses his remarks before presenting a gift and later when Clemenza teases Michael good-naturedly about Kay Adams. For me, the single most interesting element in the film is Michael's gradual development from his family's baby brother (albeit a war hero) to its ruthlessly efficient don. Once he volunteers to kill Sollozzo and McCluskey, his destiny is assured.Read more ›
Comment 26 of 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
Rarely does a film manage to express the power of a novel from which it was based -- but "The Godfather" does manage to do quite well. Realizing that the entire second section of the novel could not be fit into the movie (but was cleverly woven into "The Godfather, part 2") Puzo and Coppola produced a film which was remarkably consistent with the remainder of the book (although there are a few 'jumps' in the plot which make more sense to someone also familiar with the book). The cast for this picture could not possibly be better -- both in the first-rate Hollywood actors AND in the on-location Sicilian actors selected for those portions of the movie filmed on that island. Brando is perfect as the aging Don, Pacino portrays the inherently moral but tormented Michael extremely well, Caan is ideal as the hotheaded Sonny, and Robert Duvall, in the best role of his career, is splendid as Tom Hagen. (And I loved Simonetta Stefanelli as Apollonia)! In addition to the writing and the casting, the filming and cinematography was also excellent. Who could ever forget Sonny's murder at the toll booth? And the baptism scene? Classic filmmaking at its best. I can't recommend this picture highly enough -- although I would strongly encourage the reading and re-reading of the novel as well.
Comment 52 of 63 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is the greatest American film of all time. It may not have been the slickest piece of film-making or broke any new ground but it's themes, the importance of family, both biological and professional, resonate to this day. In this case the families happen to be both Italian-American and Mafia, but that's just incidental. I've never read the novel that this is based on but it's my understanding that Mario Puzo's book is pulpier than than the film that Francis Ford Coppola made of it. That is one of the reasons that this film is elevated above all others in that it could have been soapier and glitzier than it was but it did not succumb to that and credit has to be given to Coppola as both screenwriter and director for that. Coppola emphasized in his script it's most important theme, family, and concentrated on developing characters instead of stereotypes. Yes, some people remember the more violent and sensational aspects of this film. We also know the people in this film. The Corleone's are as familiar to us as either are own family or neighbors. Marlon Brando gives an appropriately subdued performance here as Don Vito Corleone. His character seems melancholic and rueful, seeming to be mourning his situation in life or the changing ways of his chosen way of life, yet accepts the reality and the responsibilities that come for a man in his position. Al Pacino in his second film, his first being the little seen "Panic in Needle Park", is dynamic as Michael, the son that the Don wanted better things for but because of changing circumstance is drawn into the family business. Michael is to prove that he is more than up to the challenge of settling scores. James Caan as Sonny, the heir apparent to the Don who may be a little to emotional and hot-headed for the job, does tremendous work here.Read more ›
Comment 12 of 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Topic From this Discussion
Same as boxed set?
The standalone releases only have the audio commentaries for bonus features. The box set had all the features on a fourth disc.
May 26, 2010 by Barry Vaughan |  See all 5 posts
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
This item: The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
Price: $14.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?