LANDCHESTER

www www.landchester.co.uk
educational books and dvds

HOME > DVDs > Movies > Cult Movies > Godfather Trilogy

The Godfather Trilogy

"Box Set"

"Finest trilogy ever"

"Overall, this is a handsome and valuable package that does justice to these wonderful movies"

The Godfather Trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather is a Chilling portrait of a Sicilian family's rise and near fall from power in America, and the passage of rites from father to son. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo. 'Part II' is the sequel which continues the saga of two generations of power within the Corleone family. 'Part III' is the third part of the epic story in which Michael searches for his successor and a way of freeing his family from crime.

Review

Francis Ford Coppola will always be known as the man who directed The Godfather trilogy, a series that has dominated and defined their creator in a way perhaps no other director can understand. The movies are an Italian-American Shakespearian cycle: they tell a tale of a vicious mobster and his extended personal and professional families, and they present themselves with an epic sweep and a tragic tone.
The first film is a towering achievement, brilliantly cast. The entry of Michael 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 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?)
Part III is a wholly worthy conclusion, 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.
On the 5-disc DVD: An exhaustive and enthusiastic commentary for all three movies. The fifth bonus disc is a real goldmine: a 70-minute documentary covering all three productions.

Click below for more information, or to buy from Amazon: