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The Godfather Trilogy (4 Disc Box Set) -
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Subtitles? : Aren't these movies supposed to have Subtitles on the Italian dialogue parts?
Obviously I've seen these movies before (who hasn't?) and I could have sworn that they had Subs on the Italian Language scenes.
The rating above of 1 star is for this discrepancy...
The Movies get 5 Stars obviously :-)
Superb : For those perhaps too young, and for those who just haven't had the pleasure yet, this is the film box set above all others you should own.
The first two films are two of greatest films ever made. Indeed The Godfather is ranked No.1 and The Godfather II is ranked No.3 in the IMDB.com rankings as of today. Bare in mind that these films were made over 30 years ago and that is some achievement. If anything part 2 may be the better film of the first two, but they are both so good its irrelevent.
The whole cast give mesmerising performances. The first two films are almost unique in this respect. I haven't seen a film made before or after Godfather 1 and 2 where the entire cast give such brilliant ensemble performances.
Part 3 is not a bad film, and by normal film standards is pretty good. However in comparison with the first two its not in the same class, and doesn't merit repeated viewings in the same way as 1 & 2.
These are long films. The first film is 5 mins short of 3 hours, the 2nd 3 hours and 20 minutes and the 3rd about 2 hours and 3/4.
Many years ago the first two films had additional material added and were recut chronologically into one long feature. Now if that gets released I'm going to have to buy the whole thing again!
The best films ever made ! : There is no doubt in my mind that this is truly the greatest movie of all time. Im going to start with the first film. Based on the exellent novel "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo, this film goes behind the scenes of all the violence, while at the same time showing plenty. Marlon Brando was absoloutley perfect for the part and he played Vito Corleone brilliantly. In one of his first major films Al Pacino was also very good. He had a tough part because he had to change from being an innocent "college boy" to being one of the most violent men in America. The screenplay and cast were all exellent.
At the first viewing of the second one I didin't like it at all. However, after watching it a few times I began to enjoy the movie. The first film glorified gansters and Michael Corleone, the second one certainly didn't. But this movie isn't just about Michael and the Corleone family, it also takes a look back to when Vito was starting the family. Young Vito Corleone was played by Robert De Niro exellently. A very good movie and I would recommend it highly to any fans of the first one.
The third part of this trilogy is by far the worst. Although this movie did see very strong performances from Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia it didn't live up to my expectatiopns. In this film Michael takes in Sonny's violent son, Vincent. A sad movie at times like in the scene where Michael starts shouting out Fredo's name or outside the opera house at the end. A poor film compared to the others but still a good one to watch. Amazing value box set - buy it now !
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