To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Godfather.
Limited edition numbered collector's set, only 5,000 made for the UK. Includes all three films on Blu-ray--The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III, as well as the final shooting script for The Godfather (428 pages), 10 all-new collectible photo cards, Corleone family tree poster and over four hours of bonus material.
A true cultural phenomenon, 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 winning nine Academy Awards including two for Best Picture (The Godfather and The Godfather Part II), this brilliant trilogy will continue to astound audiences for generations to come.
Box dimensions: 230mm x 290mm x 98mm
The Godfather: 177 mins approx
The Godfather Part II: 200 mins approx
The Godfather Part III: 170 mins approx
- The Godfather--Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
- The Godfather Part II--Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
- The Godfather Part III--Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
- 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
- The Family Tree
- Crime Organisation Chart
- Connie and Carlo's Wedding Album
- Easter Eggs
- Behind the Scenes
- Music of The Godfather
- The Filmmakers
- Additinal Scenes
- Acclaim and Response
Throughout his long, wandering, often distinguished career Francis Ford Coppola has made many films that are good and fine, many more that are flawed but undeniably interesting, and a handful of duds that are worth viewing if only because his personality is so flagrantly absent. Yet he is and always shall be known as the man who directed the Godfather films, a series that has dominated and defined their creator in a way perhaps no other director can understand. Coppola has never been able to leave them alone, whether returning after 15 years to make a trilogy of the diptych, or re-editing the first two films into chronological order for a separate video release as The Godfather Saga. The films are America's very own Shakespearean cycle: they tell a tale of a vicious mobster and his extended personal and professional families (once the stuff of righteous moral comeuppance), and they dared to present themselves with an epic sweep and an unapologetically tragic tone. Murder, it turned out, was a serious business.
The first film remains a towering achievement, brilliantly cast and conceived. The entry of Michael Corleone into the family business, the transition of power from his father, the ruthless dispatch of his enemies--all this is told with an assurance that is breathtaking to behold. And it turned out to be merely prologue; two years later The Godfather, Part II
balanced Michael's ever-greater acquisition of power and influence during the fall of Cuba with the story of his father's own youthful rise from immigrant slums. The stakes were higher, the story's construction more elaborate, and the isolated despair at the end wholly earned. (Has there ever been a cinematic performance greater than Al Pacino's Michael, so smart and ambitious, marching through the years into what he knows is his own doom with eyes open and hungry?) The Godfather, Part III
was mostly written off as an attempted cash-in, but it is a wholly worthy conclusion, less slow than autumnally patient and almost merciless in the way it brings Michael's past sins crashing down around him even as he tries to redeem himself. --Bruce Reid, Amazon.com
--This text refers to the DVD