The Godfather DVD Collection (Special Edition) - DVD
Some of the greatest masterpieces in cinema history, "The Godfather Collection" is the saga of the generations of successive power within the Corleone crime family, told in three films of staggering magnitude and vision, masterfully exploring themes of power, tradition, revenge and love. "The Godfather" (1972, 175 min.) - Adapted from Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleones. 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. Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. "The Godfather, Part II" (1974, 200 min.) - This brilliant sequel continues the saga of two generation of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito (Robert De Niro), and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. "The Godfather, Part III" (1990, 170 min.) - Now in his 60's, Michael Corleone 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. This special collection also includes an additional disc containing over 3 hours of bonus material.
Special Features 5-DVD box set. All three movies contain audio commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola. Bonus Material Disc contains: 73-minute documentary "The Godfather Family: A Look Inside"; "Francis Coppola's Notebook"; "On Location"; "Godfather Behind The Scenes 1971" featurette; Cinematography featurette; Music featurette; Additional scenes; Production material; Photo gallery; Bios and filmographies; Trailers; more.
Ken Cranes Price $74.96
Retail Price $99.99
Release Date 10/9/2001
Category Drama, Mobsters
Rating R
Actors Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Talia Shire, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Sofia Coppola, Joe Mantegna, Eli Wallach
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Sound 5.1 Dolby Digital, Mono
Studio Paramount
Run Time 715 Minutes
Color/BW Color
Standard Format NO
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Closed Caption YES
Language English
Sub-Titles English
THX Certified N/A
Multi-Audio YES
Production Notes YES
16:9 Enhanced YES
Title Released YES
Box Set/Special Edition YES
Regionally Coded (Region 1)

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