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The Godfather

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents ; an Albert S. Ruddy production ; screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola ; directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Title: The Godfather
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (175 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1972
Based on Mario Puzo's novel, The Godfather
Special features: commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
Credits: Director of photography, Gordon Willis ; editors, William Reynolds, Peter Zinner ; music, Nino Rota ; costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone ; production designer, Dean Tavoularis.
Performers: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire.
Summary: The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
Audience: MPAA rating R
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: English or French language dialogue; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Mafia Drama Organized crime Drama Italian Americans Drama Mafia Drama Organized crime Drama Italian Americans Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Gangster films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Gangster films
Topical Term: Mafia
Organized crime
Italian Americans
Mafia
Organized crime
Italian Americans
Publisher No: 08049
ISBN: 0792173295
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
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Jan 13, 2014
  • a5a22406 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Man, what a movie! A classic. You should also see part-two as the family moves into Las Vegas in a big way.

Aug 20, 2013
  • johnlennon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the greatest films of American cinema: all events are described clearly and all the characters have compatible motivations.

Jan 27, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.

Nov 02, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A masterpiece of cinema now on Blu-Ray! Recommend highly!

Oct 21, 2012
  • Clio84 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It took me so long to watch this movie because I thought it'd be really violent and I don't like that. But actually it was a nice surprise!. It's an excellent movie, just the right amount of violence needed, when the story required it. Great story, all characters very real, the actors performances great. As good as it can get!

Jul 31, 2012
  • NotAllWhoWanderAreLost rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Its the Godfather, what more does one have to say? Great story, dialogue and characters.
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes." "It's not personal... It's strictly business"

Jul 31, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Jul 30, 2012
  • oluja rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great actors, superb direction, thrilling plot. Just an advise: if you want to watch it to learn Italian, this is not the movie for you. The characters speak in an Anglo-Sicilian language, not in Italian.

Mar 16, 2012
  • mikeyppl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My personal best fim ever.

Sep 01, 2011
  • mogie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I REALLY liked the book and them decided to watch the movie. I was not disappointed. It was a great adaptation but I highly recommend reading the book because there are other plotlines in the book that addmdepth to the story.

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Apr 01, 2008
  • corydee2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Shooting and killing.

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Jul 31, 2012
  • NotAllWhoWanderAreLost rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Don Corleone: My wife is crying upstairs. I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliore of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know.

Tom Hagen: I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you.

Don Corleone: But you needed a drink first.
And now you've had your drink.

Tom Hagen: They shot Sonny on the causeway. He's dead

Feb 06, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

MICHAEL: ‘Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to this personal service contract; with a big band leader. And as his career got better and better, he wanted to get out of it. Now, Johnny is my father's godson. And my father went to see this band leader, and he offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go. But the band leader said no. So the next day, my father went to see him; only this time with Luca Brasi. And within an hour, he signed a release, for a certified check for $1,000.’ KAY: ‘How'd he do that?’ MICHAEL: ‘My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.’ KAY : ‘What was that?’ MICHAEL:‘Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains -- or his signature -- would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my family, Kay. It's not me.’

Feb 06, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child...

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Jun 20, 2011
  • bobc1029 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

1972 Trailer for 'The Godfather'

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