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Title: The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration

Year: 1972
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo (Screenwriter), Francis Ford Coppola (Screenwriter), Mario Puzo (Original Material By)
Rating: R
Length: 177 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby TrueHD: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:
Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone
Al Pacino as Michael
James Caan as Sonny
Richard Castellano (1933) as Clemenza
Robert Duvall as Tom Hagen
Sterling Hayden as Capt. McCluskey

Plot:
Regarded as one of the best American films ever, by the American Film Institute, Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar®-winning* role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. The Godfather® is a violent and chilling portrait of the Sicilian family's struggle to stay in power in a post-war America of corruption, deceit and betrayal. Coppola begins his legendary trilogy, masterfully balancing the story of the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award® nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.

*Best Actor in a Leading Role 1972

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary

My Thoughts:

I wouldn't say this is a favorite film of mine. But It is very well done and holds your interest with ease. And the film did seem to hold up well after all these years. Definetly a film that is worth the three hours you need to put in to watch it. I think everyone should see this at least once. Though I do think this one is a little over hyped. I can see how people could go into this one expecting much more. Though I must say that Brando was excellent in the part.

My Rating:
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Title: Ghost: Widescreen Collection

Year: 1990
Director: Jerry Zucker
Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin (Writer)
Rating: PG-13
Length: 127 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat
Demi Moore as Molly Jensen
Tony Goldwyn as Carl Bruner
Elevator MenStanley Lawrence
Christopher J. Keene

Plot:
Think of the most touching love story you ever saw. Think, too, of the brightest comedy, the most astonishing supernatural tale and a sleek mystery-thriller. Did you come up with four separate films? Or are you among the millions of fans and critics who've discovered Ghost, the #1 film of 1990? Ghost will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Academy-Award® winner Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder — and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate. "The word of mouth is that Ghost is a 'must-see' romance," says Entertainment Weekly. Ditto to that!

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

It has been many years since I seen this one. Used to see it on cable all the time, I remembered enjoying it.... but I didn't remember much else storyline wise. It is a good film. A supernatural romance thriller. Whoopi Goldberg is a good addition for some much needed comedy to round it out. Well worth the time put in to watch it.

My Rating:
Pete
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