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The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray] (1972)

Rudy Bond , Marlon Brando , Francis Ford Coppola  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • 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 (746 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TOL8RY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,516 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola

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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 Puxo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Cann and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award® nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.

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85 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks so good, I want to watch it in slow motion February 6, 2010
By Art
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.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my two favorite movies of all time. August 24, 2001
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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the One October 2, 2004
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 ›
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever made November 23, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of the greatest films ever made. Any doubt about that can be dispelled by watching the movie. I missed this when it first came out, and then a curious thing happened. For some reason I thought I had seen the film. One decade and then two went by and I kept hearing what a great film The Godfather was. But I was unimpressed because I thought I had seen it.

I don't know what film I had seen, but it wasn't The Godfather. Seeing this film for the first time over thirty years after the fact of its production is a startling experience. The Godfather is a work of art from first scene to last. There is the most amazing adherence to that fiction which is truer than fact.

I would like to say that I played cards with Mario Puzo who wrote the novel from which the film was adapted and who famously worked with Coppola on the screenplay, but in fact I only played cards with some people who had played cards with Puzo. Ah, such is the effect of celebrity. Puzo became like Coppola something of a legend after this film was produced, and everybody suddenly knew him or played cards with him. Everybody, from the most unsophisticated celluloid fan to the most erudite and jaded critic had walked out of that theater after 171 minutes mesmerized and delighted and emotionally moved by an uncompromising look at not just a Mafia family, but the psychology of families since time immemorial. The truth that we have all lived and experienced was made large on the screen in the form of the Corleones. I can guarantee you that audiences from every culture on the planet would understand the underlying psychology of this movie and take it to some serious extent as their own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best American movies of all Time
This is one of the best American movies of all Time. And the second movie is a classic as well. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone. Read more
Published 3 days ago by jason m
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This film always my favorite. Never tired of watching it.
Published 4 days ago by doloresmagras
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is one of the best movies ever! Romance, mafia, murder and power all rolled into one movie.
Published 5 days ago by John Strobel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film -- not "HD"
Definitely in my top 5 favorite films. 6 stars for the film, 4 star rating because I payed the extra 5 dollars for a HIGH-DEFINITION version... Read more
Published 6 days ago by ZeeBee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great for the 5th time
Published 6 days ago by Shamus McGrenra
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
No stars, didn't care for this one.
Published 7 days ago by joseph madro
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best pictures ever made and a series that worked
STELLAR films... absolutely STELLAR
Published 8 days ago by Nicholas in Seattle
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I've been too busy to write a review because I've been rewatching this film over and over again.
Published 9 days ago by Lauren H.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest movies ever made
One of the greatest movies ever made. 10/10.
Published 9 days ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CLASSIC
Good price for an outstanding film
Published 10 days ago by Tim Pattison
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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.
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