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Finally the Godfather Trilogy has come out on DVD!,
This review is from: The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
Possibly the greatest mafia movies of all time have finally been released on DVD. They come in a stunning 5-disc box set packed full of special features that just make it even better.
For those of you haven't heard, The Godfather Trilogy is set around three generations of the Corleone family. The first film shows us the fall of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and the rise of his son Michael (Al Pacino) into mafia power. This continues into the second film with Michael's power growing and it shows that he has fully established himself as the respected and feared head of the family. The third film is mainly Michael trying to amend his wrongs so that his children can live safe and lawful lives.
All three films are very good and are already written in cinema history. Francis Ford Coppola went all out with these and they will always be the films that he is most remembered for. They were based on the novel by Mario Puzo, who was also joint scriptwriter with Coppola. Surprisingly the sequel was better then the first one, especially with the flash backs to Vito Corleone's early years with the part of Vito being played by De Niro. The weakest one out of the three was The Godfather 3 but it is still a good film and its perfect as a conclusion to the other two.
I can't think of any complaints about these films. They are well shot and even though they are all long they keep you so gripped that the time just flies by. The soundtrack is amazing and it fits in perfectly with the film. All in all it is one of the best box sets to ever be released on DVD. I own these on video and yet I'm still going to buy this...
For [the] price you get three movies and over three hours of special features including deleted scenes, commentary by Francis Ford Coppola and the music of The Godfather.
Conclusion: Buy it now! This is a must have for any DVD collection and you would be mad not to buy it.