The Godfather trilogy is the benchmark for all cinematic storytelling. Francis Ford Coppola's masterful adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family in this celebrated epic. Collectively nominated for a staggering twenty-eight Academy Awards, the films are the winner of nine including two for Best Picture for The Godfather and The Godfather part II. Explore the phenomenal impact The Godfather films had on our culture, on other filmmakers, on the cinema and – over 35 years later – the enduring legacy and influence Coppola's Godfather trilogy has generated, as the films are lovingly quoted and mercilessly parodied in contemporary media. Hear the unlikely tale of the masterpiece that almost never happened!
See this film – or I'll make you an offer you can't refuse
- The Godfather Trilogy review by RP
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You rated this film: 5
I've recently taken the opportunity to see (again!) the 'Godfather' trilogy. The original film in the series was made waaaaay back in 1972, 'Godfather Part II' in 1974 and 'Godfather Part III' in 1990. Strictly speaking, I'm not seeing it 'again' as I can't even remember seeing the 3rd film before. Perhaps that's because it really isn't up to the high standard set by the first two films... 'The Godfather' won 3 Oscars, is #2 on the IMDB Top 250 (and 'Part II' is #3), and catch phrases from the film have entered popular culture: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" and "bada bing" come to mind. Although the film is now 40 years old it doesn't feel dated. It was the film that gave Al Pacino his first big role and he really is the star of the film, although the 'Best Actor' Oscar went to Marlon Brando – and yes, he's very good. In fact all the actors are excellent. The film is perhaps the first to take a gangster's-eye view of society (rather than the more usual condemnation of the criminal fraternity) and led to further films and TV series from that viewpoint such as 'Goodfellas', 'The Sopranos' etc. 'The Godfather' is one of my favourite films, I rate it 5/5 stars. Go watch it – or I'll make you an offer you can't refuse :)
- The Godfather Trilogy review by Jawbreaker
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An impeccable film from start to finish, this is undoubtedly an American classic. The attention to detail, script and all-star cast ensure that this is for many one of the greatest films of all time. Returning to it now, the performances are still mesmerising and the struggles of the Corleone family sow the seeds of what was to come in series. They certainly don’t make films like this anymore, or sadly ever will again.
This disc includes the following special features:
- Behind The Scenes
- The Family Tree
- Additional Scenes
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Godfather World
- The Masterpiece that Almost Wasn't ... when the shooting stopped
- Emulsional Rescue Revealing the Godfather
- The godfather on the Red Carpet
- Four short films on The Godfather
- 2008 Credits
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