Rent The Godfather (1972)

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Synopsis:
In late 1940's New York, Mafia 'Godfather' Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) gathers his three sons around him for daughter Connie (Talia Shire)'s wedding; the hot-headed Sonny (James Caan), ineffectual Fredo (John Cazale) and war hero Michael (Al Pacino), who chooses to distance himself from the family 'business'. When Vito is shot and wounded for refusing to sanction a rival family's heroin sales on his territory, Sonny temporarily takes over and embarks on bloody gang warfare. This results in him being killed in an ambush, and Michael finds himself nominated to succeed the ailing Vito.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Albert S. Ruddy
Narrated By:
Chuck Riley
Writers:
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Others:
Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Peter Zinner, Nino Rota, Christopher Newman, Richard Portman, Anna Hill Johnstone, Bud Grenzbach, William Reynolds
Studio:
Paramount Home Entertainmen
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Collections
Awards:

1973 BAFTA Best Music

1973 Oscar Best Picture

1973 Oscar Best Actor

1973 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
08/07/2013
Run Time:
170 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Original Provocative Director's Commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/06/2011
Run Time:
177 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, French LPCM Mono, German Dolby Digital 5.1, German LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original, provocative director's commentary
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the bonus features
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/03/2022
Run Time:
177 minutes

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Reviews (3) of The Godfather

A classic - The Godfather review by HW

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14/08/2019

This film has stood the test of time. Much less shooting and gore than more modern gangster films but the tension, implied threat, is great. Well worth watching again.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

One of the, if not THE, best films ever. - The Godfather review by NC

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26/01/2020

Saw this when it was released, in New Orleans. Full version. The whole thing was just continuous involvement. Brilliant acting, photography, and the best soundtrack ever.....all the way through. The mix of family and violence balanced.

Marlon got really huge after this. By the time of Apocalypse, he had to filmed in the shadows! You only need the face and voice at the end of the day! Who could get away with that today? Zero............

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Keep the Blu-ray closer. - The Godfather review by JJ

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04/06/2021

Apparently when director Francis Ford Coppola wanted to restore his early '70s classic the best print they could find was scratched to hell and required an astonishing two years of digital cleanup before they could make the Blu-ray version available here, the 'Coppola Restoration'. The work, done frame by frame in consultation with Gordon Willis, cinematographer for all three Godfather films, has been absolutely worth it; the picture glows with a gorgeous, close-knit grain I remember from watching first-run films in arthouse cinemas decades ago. A real visual treat.

As to the story, you know it by now but if by some slight chance you don't, and you like cinema, which presumably you do if you're here, then rent this as soon as you possibly can.

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