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|The Godfather |
Actors: Rudy Bond, Marlon Brando, Richard Bright, Richard S. Castellano, John Cazale
Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his OscarŠ-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from ... more »
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A 5 Star Masterpiece with a 1 star Blu-ray conversion.
Julius Kovatch | Roseville, California USA | 06/30/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This (and Part II) is my number one favorite movie of all times, it is a Five Star Masterpiece and I watch it at least once or twice a year, enjoying it every time. It is a shame that this great movie got such a poor Blu-ray conversion so this rating goes to the Blu-ray conversion only.
I had the VHS set way back then, I still have the Godfather trilogy DVD set which is excellent and very enjoyable. So I purchased the Blu-ray version of the Godfather and Godfather Part II and I am VERY DISAPPOINTED(Godfather Part III is an afterthought anyway and does not measure up to the first two).
I agree with every negative remarks on this conversion, although the bad film grain only noticeable on a few short cuts and it does not bother me too much but I do not like the excessive contrast throughout the film where all the sunlit outside takes are just plain terrible. All the highlights are completely washed out so this disk for me is a piece of junk. Unfortunately I took the seal and wrapping off from Part II and I cannot send it back to Amazon, so they just will sit on the shelf and collecting dust.
If you have the DVD version and purchased the Blu-ray like I did, do yourself a favor and put the DVD in a good upscaling DVD player and the Blu-ray version in the other one, play them at the same time the go back and forth and compare the two like I did. You will not believe how much the DVD version is better. They improved the sound output on the Blu-ray version so not only the front 3 speakers are on most of the time but all five+1, however you have to crank up the volume substantially to hear the voice parts while the other part become way too loud, so I do not like the "enhanced" sound output either.
If you have the DVD set and are thinking about to buy the Blu-ray versions just hang onto the DVD set which is just as sharp on my Onkyo upscaling DVD player as the Blu-ray with a lot better image quality, contrast and colors.
All in all I am VERY DISAPPOINTED and would not recommend wasting your money on the Godfather Blu-ray conversions.
J. Rakocy | Poland,Oh USA | 05/17/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The so-called restoration blu-ray edition of the Godfather is a complete disappointment. The picture is grainy, the colors faded, it's just too painful to watch. One of the great American films has been given abysmal treatment in a blu-ray version. It is no better than the DVD version. The same opinion holds true for Godfather II. I didn't bother with Godfather III which I consider a poor film to begin with. Compare this film with the 1966 film The Professionals, with Lee Marvin. The blu-ray version of this film is superb. Someone wasn't paying attention."
Godfather, a true American classic.
MIMI | Overland Park, KS | 08/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie has been praised and criticized for its craftsmanship and subject matter. Aspects of the film which have very little to do with each other, actually. What is not in doubt is that it represents several of the finest performances ever by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and even James Caan. The movie simply commands your total involvement and completely absorbs your attention. This is the highest of cinematic complements and in Blu-ray the movie is all the more powerful. I give it my highest recommendation."