THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION

THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - DVD Review

There isn't a great deal I can tell you about The Godfather series that you probably don't already know. This production is first class on all levels; outstanding acting, scripting, cinematography and direction are some of the elements that make The Godfather series truly timeless.

Described as quite simply the finest gangster film ever made in Barry Norman's 100 Best Films and ranked in a reader's poll for Total Film as the best picture of all time, The Godfather is available as a single release for the very first time in a superb collector's edition DVD package.

The first part of Francis Ford Coppola's multi-Oscar winning GODFATHER trilogy, adapted from Mario Puzo's novel examining the workings of the Mafia from the perspective of one family, is (along with the sequel) Hollywood's greatest cinematic achievement since the Second World War.

With a cast of relative unknowns at the time: AL PACINO (Godfather part II & III, Scarface, Heat, Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco), JAMES CAAN (Mickey Blue Eyes, Misery), ROBERT DUVALL (Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now) and DIANE KEATON ( Manhattan , Annie Hall) and a known risk: MARLON BRANDO (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), Coppola managed to construct a masterpiece that perfectly depicted the Mafia lifestyle without glamorising it. The rise of the young Michael Corleone, who is slowly forced to take control of the family business', is a powerful and terrifying study of moral decay, political corruption and the breakdown of the family unit. Pacino gives a performance that literally sucks the audience in and slowly reveals the personal horror of the American-dream gone bad.

 
THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - DVD Review
THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - DVD Review
THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - DVD Review

From the opening wedding scene to a severed horse's head in a Hollywood movie-mogul's bed and exile in peasant Sicily , the arc of the film is as grand, beautiful and dramatic as an opera. The exquisitely designed scenes, haunting musical score and superlative cast cement THE GODFATHER in film history as one of the greatest films ever made.

For evident reason, The Godfather won several awards including three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (MARLON BRANDO), nominated for 8 more; one BAFTA, nominated for four more; and five Golden Globes, nominated for two more.

With stunning period inspired packaging, vintage collector's postcards and a mafia family tree poster, THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION is available to own for the very first time on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment from 13 th September 2004 RRP 17.99.

DVD TECHNICAL DETAILS

TITLE

THE GODFATHER COLLECTOR'S EDITION

RELEASE DATE

13 th September

RUNNING TIME

168 mins approx

EXTRAS

• Director's Commentary

• Period inspired packaging

• 4x Collector's Postcards with vintage photographic effect

• Family Tree Poster with trivia / extracts about the characters

CERTIFICATE

18

DVD SOUND

Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD PICTURE

1.78:1 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN

 

 

 

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