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The Godfather Trilogy: The Coppola Restoration (4 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Al Pacino, Andy Garcia & Diane Keaton

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  A deal you most definitely can't refuse!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

Do I really need to submit a review which showcases these timeless classics?

Who could possibly be buying these on Blu-ray that hasn't already seen them?

I'll keep it brief, this is classic cinema at its finest. If you can find a fault with these productions then you are a better man than me. Everything is an A plus. The acting, script, cinematography, direction, pacing, characters, everything is top notch.

Each shot is beautifully orchestrated and is never wasted with such precise framing.

Part III gets a rough deal in my opinion, I'm fully aware that you can't class this on the same level as the first two instalments, but that said it's still a good movie. Its problem is the sheer brilliance of I and II with which it will always be compared.

The most important part of my review will be to try and inform the buyers of the HD transfer.................................

Paramount have granted each instalment with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 1.78:1 framed, 1080p transfer each onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of truly epic proportions.

I was positive when I heard of Coppola's involvement in both the restoration and transfer that these would look every bit as good as they undoubtedly do.

Obviously do not expect these to look like they were made last year.

Part I

Firstly the restoration is incredible with no white popping, scratches or visible damage.

Colour contrast has been re-worked from previous releases and is spot-on, the movie carries a beautiful golden hue which remains consistent throughout giving each shot a warmth and glow.

Skin tones appear accurate and lifelike. Detail, which isn't as strong as more recently made films, is a vast improvement on previous standard def versions. Some close-ups do look remarkable though with great sharpness.

Grain haters beware, we do have an abundance of filmic grain, but this enables us to appreciate the cinematic beauty of each scene. Remember it is supposed to look like that and is not a fault of the transfer, this is exactly how it would have looked in theatres 40 years ago.

The Godfather trilogy has one vital requirement with its HD transfer, detail and delineation in the blacks and darks and thankfully this is where the transfer comes up trumps again. Detail is tremendous in these areas and I for one was surprised at the clarity harboured with them.

You will not find any edge enhancement, DNR, haloing, banding, delineation issues or compression artifacts.

Glorious.

Part II

This holds parity with the first movie, the colour fluctuates when we have the moments covering the early life of Don Vito from Sicily to New York, here we are met with a hint sepia to give it a differential from the rest of the movie. The golden hue is back which was a fantastic look from the first film.

Once again it is the darks which are fundamentally important and again these are fantastic.

The grain is back of course but like I've said this adds to the feel and cinematic quality of the presentation. It's never too obtrusive on either parts I or II.

Wonderful.

Part III

Slightly more robust than the previous two, with more natural colouring. Detail is also an improvement.

Skin tones are again accurate with fine object detail. Outlines are refined and strong.

Perfect.

The Godfather's have never looked as good as this since they were screened 40 years ago. This is a no brainer.

Movies 5/5 Transfers 5/5.

An absolute must buy.

  A deal you most definitely can't refuse!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

Do I really need to submit a review which showcases these timeless classics?

Who could possibly be buying these on Blu-ray that hasn't already seen them?

I'll keep it brief, this is classic cinema at its finest. If you can find a fault with these productions then you are a better man than me. Everything is an A plus. The acting, script, cinematography, direction, pacing, characters, everything is top notch.

Each shot is beautifully orchestrated and is never wasted with such precise framing.

Part III gets a rough deal in my opinion, I'm fully aware that you can't class this on the same level as the first two instalments, but that said it's still a good movie. Its problem is the sheer brilliance of I and II with which it will always be compared.

The most important part of my review will be to try and inform the buyers of the HD transfer.................................

Paramount have granted each instalment with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 1.78:1 framed, 1080p transfer each onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of truly epic proportions.

I was positive when I heard of Coppola's involvement in both the restoration and transfer that these would look every bit as good as they undoubtedly do.

Obviously do not expect these to look like they were made last year.

Part I

Firstly the restoration is incredible with no white popping, scratches or visible damage.

Colour contrast has been re-worked from previous releases and is spot-on, the movie carries a beautiful golden hue which remains consistent throughout giving each shot a warmth and glow.

Skin tones appear accurate and lifelike. Detail, which isn't as strong as more recently made films, is a vast improvement on previous standard def versions. Some close-ups do look remarkable though with great sharpness.

Grain haters beware, we do have an abundance of filmic grain, but this enables us to appreciate the cinematic beauty of each scene. Remember it is supposed to look like that and is not a fault of the transfer, this is exactly how it would have looked in theatres 40 years ago.

The Godfather trilogy has one vital requirement with its HD transfer, detail and delineation in the blacks and darks and thankfully this is where the transfer comes up trumps again. Detail is tremendous in these areas and I for one was surprised at the clarity harboured with them.

You will not find any edge enhancement, DNR, haloing, banding, delineation issues or compression artifacts.

Glorious.

Part II

This holds parity with the first movie, the colour fluctuates when we have the moments covering the early life of Don Vito from Sicily to New York, here we are met with a hint sepia to give it a differential from the rest of the movie. The golden hue is back which was a fantastic look from the first film.

Once again it is the darks which are fundamentally important and again these are fantastic.

The grain is back of course but like I've said this adds to the feel and cinematic quality of the presentation. It's never too obtrusive on either parts I or II.

Wonderful.

Part III

Slightly more robust than the previous two, with more natural colouring. Detail is also an improvement.

Skin tones are again accurate with fine object detail. Outlines are refined and strong.

Perfect.

The Godfather's have never looked as good as this since they were screened 40 years ago. This is a no brainer.

Movies 5/5 Transfers 5/5.

An absolute must buy.

  No Portuguese Subtitles

| | See all VacaaMan's reviews (1)

Hi, i purchased this item based on the information given on the product details given by the play.com website, where it is wirtten thar the item includes portuguese subtitles, but when i got the package and finally could watch it, i realised that it DOESN'T HAVE PORTUGUESE SUBTITLES, which is a bit of a pain. So beware of the product details and don't fully trust them. Regarding the film, it's an amazing restoration, sound, image, everything, trully a masterpiece.

  unbelievable

| | See all mikeyjw's reviews (16)

i looked over the reviews on this before i bought it, and man i have got to say they have it all wrong, first of all the transfer to bluray and the it has been remastered, i expected it to be good, but this isnt just good, the picture is amazing.... yes the focus is quite soft, but hang on, this film was made in 73/74... it is almost as old as i am, and it still looks good... as good a transfer as star wars, not quite, but almost... the sound is incredible, and the first two films, are just classics... the third film is well, okay, to say the least, but not up to the standard of the first two, but hey you want the complete set, not 2 parts of the opera of the godfather.... the first film is brilliant, the second is amazing... believe me this is an offer you cant refuse...

  I give them an offer they cant refuse!

| | See all stevie31's reviews (39)

This is a offer you cant refuse for one of the best trilogys ever to be made! The story of the famous Corleone mafia family who rise of power and near destruction is brillant,from dusty roads of sicily to the glamour lights of new york! The gangster films are not all out war but explained storys which made them classics! (with a crew of marlon brando,al pacino,james cann,robert duvall all great actors on their day at that time) The Godfather 1 & 2 does have grain in it about 90% blu-ray for these both but Godfather 3 is grain free and the sound is remastered to 5.1 doly sound and the picture quality is so rich and clear its a must for such a low price! Buy!

  Best Gangster Movie EVER!!

| | See all MANIB81's reviews (147)

This is the BEST Gangster movie EVER made... FACT!!
Francis Ford Coppola has created 2 great movies that really can't ever be beaten!!
I say the first 2 are brilliant, but the second one is so detached from the first two movie and I do believe that the years have a big role to play in this.

The Blu ray edition is AMAZING and the picture quality is just stunning and will blow you away. The sound and image is a real treat for any Godfather fan. The extras are quite good too.

This movie was made for Blu ray and if you get this then you will NOT be disappointed. Trust me!!

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  Great Movie

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this movie is a must have, it's a classic! And could anione tell me if the movie really has portuguese subtitles, because i saw reviews that said the move does have all the subtitles mencioned in the description.

  Excellent box, and good quality

| | See all FrankOve's reviews (1)

This is a must-have for your movie collection!
Tested disc two on my Samsung blu-ray player, and worked ok.

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  Great value for your money!

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The Godfather 1

Audio tracks: English - 5.1 TrueHD / German - DD 5.1/ German - 2.0 / French - DD 5.1 / French - 2.0 /
English Audio commentary

Subtitles for the Movie: English / English for the deaf / German / French / Danish / Finnish / Swedish / Norwegian / Turkish / Dutch
Subtitles for Audio commentary: English / German / French

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The Godfather 2

Audio tracks: English - 5.1 TrueHD / German - DD 5.1 /French - DD 5.1/
English Audio commentary

Subtitles for the Movie: English / English for the deaf/ German/ French/ Danish/ Finnish/ Swedish/ Norwegian/ Turkish/ Dutch

Subtitles for Audio commentary: English / German / French

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The Godfather 3

Audio tracks: English - 5.1 TrueHD / German - DD 5.1 / French - DD 5.1 /

Enlish Audio commentary

Subtitles for the Movie: English/ English for the deaf/ German/ French/ Danish/ Finnish/Swedish/ Norwegian/ Turkish/ Dutch

Subtitles for Audio commentary: English / German / French

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Bonus disc
Audio - english 2.0
Subtitles: English/ German/ Spanish/ French/ Greek/ Italian/ Hungarian/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Finish/ Swedish/ Turkis

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  Greatnessley

| | See all Richo20's reviews (4)

Having already bought and returned one set of this boxset set I researched and found the number of the dodgy batch of DVD's which is 5 051368 203232 on the bar code and BSP2032 on the spine of the box. However! I recieved a replacement which had these exact numbers so fearing the worst and more hassle I put the 2nd disc in to find that it played perfectly! So each to their own people! Plus my dissapointment in the picture quality has been forgotten once having seen the special feature on the restoration of the movies. So enjoy!