The Godfather Collection contains all three movies plus an additional DVD of
supplemental material. Paramount through American Zoetrope has packaged The Godfather Collection elegantly
in a sleeve containing four DVD cases. Each case is dressed in beautiful sepia tones with the image
of Brando for The Godfather cover, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro on two flaps of the two DVD
set of The Godfather Part II, and the older Pacino adorning the cover of The Godfather
Part III. All the supplemental material save the individual commentaries is contained on a
fifth DVD in its own jacket with Francis Ford Coppola on the cover.
| The heart of the collection
is The Godfather, the mesmerizing story of family and crime politics told with old world elegance.
Full Godfather Review
| The Godfather Part II is the story of Michael Corleone's
ascension to the head of the family. The new Don Corleone establishes himself and his family comfortably close to
his Las Vegas gambling money machine in Lake Tahoe. At the same time the story travels back in time
to trace Vito Corleone's rise from a grocery clerk to the head of New York's most powerful crime
family. Full Godfather Part II Review
If the The Godfather Part II focused on the rise of
Michael Corleone, Part III is a depiction of his fall. From New York to Italy, director Coppola
tries hard to retain the level of the first two films. Full Godfather Part III Review
The heart of the special edition are the
Coppola audio commentaries on the individual films. The Supplemental DVD extensive Behind the
Scenes material, including work sessions for The Godfather Part III with Coppola and Puzo
and home movie screen tests made by Coppola of Pacino, Duval and Caan. Gordon Willis shares some
memories of his cinematography and Production Designer Dean Tavoularis hosts a mini-tour of some of
the locations. The Godfather Family Tree provides written sketches of the extended family. Thirty
deleted scenes that were added to the films to make made up The Godfather Epic are presented in
chronological order. Tapes of Academy Award Broadcast presentations are included. Trailers for all
three films are included as well. There's also written biographical material on the
Selections from the Feature Archive
include articles on Akira Kurosawa, Frank
Darabont, Blonde Bimbos, Hollywood Street Gangs, or Vietnam: The
Hollywood Pariah, and many more....
American Zoetrope's Technical Director Kim Aubry talks about bringing the studios product out in
the best light. Click on the image for the interview.
The Hollywood Pariah
During World War II, Hollywood pumped out war movies one after the other. Vietnam was was another
story. As far as Hollywood was concerned it was a pariah.
Apocalypse Now is Coppola's distorted vision of war now on DVD in
gorgeous anamorphic images.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream is beautifully filmed with loving attention to detail.
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