The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset DVD

I did not see any of the Mario Puzo movies until I was a senior in college.  We had a Netflix account and had run out of the foreign films I fancied and the Wesley Snipes movies my other roommate enjoyed, so we went to some classic gangster movies.  I was blown away by what I saw when it came to the vision of Francis Ford Coppola.  Now you have a chance to experience what I did in a whole new way.

Starting this September 23rd, now available on DVD from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment and the mind and vision of Francis Ford Coppola comes the ultimate edition of the greatest trilogy of gangster movies ever made.  The Godfather – The Coppola Restoration is ready to burst into your living room, gun down your opposition and take you on a journey into the world of mob life.  Bring home this definitive edition of one of the most influential movie series in American history.

Let’s be honest here – these movies do not need any explanation.  Abe Vigoda, Al Pacino, James Caan, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia, Diane Keaton – these are the names which are completely linked to one of the greatest and most majestic movie series in the world.  These three movies were nominated for 28 Academy Awards and won nine of them, including two for Best Picture.

This collector’s edition DVD boxed set is completely loaded down with special features.  Each film comes completely remastered, in widescreen and with the original optional audio commentary from Francis Ford Coppola.  In addition to the three movies, there are also two DVDs of nothing but special features.  The first of those discs contain the original supplemental materials from the 2001 release, including a making of featurette, some additional scenes, a look into the family tree of the Corleones, the historical timeline of the movie and much, much more.  The second disc is all new materials, including four short films about the movies, a look into how filming was almost stopped many times on the first film and so much more.

These movies are wonderful and seeing them in their restored glory is even greater.  The special features breathe new life into movies which some of us have seen so many times that their appeal was beginning to fray on the edges.  Francis Ford Coppola put, as we see in the special features, unbelievable amounts of work into the movies and he also put that same level of effort into the restoration of them.  The final product speaks for itself.

This Godfather flat-out rules.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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