The Godfather [DVD] [1972]

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  • Release Date: 05/09/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (186 out of 192)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Godfather
Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later at Christmas time, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny (James Caan), and family advisors Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sal Tessio (Abe Vigoda) that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather was followed by a pair of sequels. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando - Don Vito Corleone
  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino - Michael Corleone
  • James Caan
    James Caan - Sonny Corleone
  • John Cazale
    John Cazale - Fredo Corleone
  • Robert Duvall
    Robert Duvall - Tom Hagen



Overall customer rating

4.8
97%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic

    Posted
    prlwctd

    This is probably the most beloved (& certainly the most referenced) American film drama EVER!!! Marlon Brando is the title character, the head of a mafia family who is both ruthless & benevolent. As WWII ends, he finds himself & his family facing hardships among the changes times as they deal with the fellow mafia clans in New York. Some have compared this film to Gone With the Wind in terms of its scope and iconic imagery. Brando's legendary work here is matched by the star-making work of James Caan (as oldest son Sonny), Robert Duvall (as adopted son Tom), & especially Al Pacino (as youngest son & returning war veteran Michael). Make no mistake, we would've never seen The Sopranos were it not for this film.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Classic

    Posted
    asce
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    If you already own The Godfather on Bluray the you aren't missing anything you don't already own. I was disappointed it did not contain a digital copy of the film. I'm not sure why it did not but I've been told a lot of older films don't due to film rights but I'm sure it's a money grab. I don't have any plans to purchase a digital copy separately but just FYI if you're looking at this 45 year anniversary release it isn't anything special and no digital copy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing movie

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    Esierra
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    This movie was amazing, I had never watched The Godfather in my life, feeling it was one of those movies that might be "overrated." to take a shot at it when I found it on sale at Best Buy so I said "why not?" Boy had I been wrong. I loved the movie since the opening scene, the dialogue is just stupendous, and overall athe bluray quality is astounding. Great movie. Great story. Overall amazing artwork. The only downside is that there were no extras, making-of, or any of that sort

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 of the greatest movies ever!

    Posted
    Hunterstake
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    Never been a fan of gangster movies, but this totally changed my mind. The acting, the plot, the pace, everything about this movie was great. Out of all the Godfather movies this will always be my favorite. It has the greatest quotes, the actors were so on point with their characters. Despite the violence shown, they were done without being so over the top, that all you remember is blood. They got their point across without trying too hard. Excellent movie!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still has a great story to tell.

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    CGarcia
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    Found myself reading the novel The Godfather and had to see the film. It's still such a great movie. I had a DVD but wanted better quality and was glad to learn my local Best Buy had a Blue Ray in stock. This is a timeless story on so many levels. It's long, so you might have to watch in stages to satisfy today's short attention span but this film is worth it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GodFather

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    Queenbee
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    The Godfather COLLECTION... It has the entire series. Great for the ones who love their mafia movies. Also, great for someone looking for something new to get hooked on!!!! Guaranteed after watching this you'll be reciting a few Godfather key and INFAMOUS lines... "Revenge is a dish best served cold!!!!"

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best movie of all time.

    Posted
    johniedizlle

    "We hit Brono Tattalgia at four O' clock." That line still repeats in my head all the time evry day of life. This movie is a classic and stills "aws" audiance's today. This movie s easily worth $400 dollars. Yup, $400 dollars, but at bestbuy it's only 9.99!!!!!!! For the best movie of all time! If you like movie or even if you don't, don't just see this movie. Buy it!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic

    Posted
    ciscoman818

    This was such a great movie. It is so good that the time just flies by and you just want to watch more of the Corleone family. This is one of the best mafia movies ever made. I watch this movie many times a year because I just can't get enough of it.

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