Caesar M. Warrington | Lansdowne, PA United States | 03/25/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a Joe Pesci fan, so although I'm familiar with these cheesy "3 on 1" types of DVD compilations, I rented it from my local video store. Very weak movies you have here. They are B-movies or TV movies from the 70's and they look as low budget as you can get.
The first segment, "Honor Thy Father", was amateurish; although you expect cliches in a mob-themed movie, this one gave you all the bad cliches --badly submitted and badly portrayed by actors who seemed between guest appearances on "Kojak" or "Baretta".
The second, "Family Enforcer", was the best of this bad lot. Needless to say, this was due to the efforts of Joe Pesci.
The third and final movie, "Mob War", I gave up on after the first ten minutes. Rarely do I fail to see a movie all the way to its finish; however, after the first two I could see it was the same old story now getting worse by the minute. Off the DVD went, to be returned the very next day.Two stars for Joe Pesci's presence."
These movies were OK
Matt | Queens NY | 04/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i thought that these were ok movies, if you are interesteted in mafia movies it is worth seeing or adding to your collection. Family Enforcer was the better of the three, it also had an apperearence by a young Joe Pesci."
Not Great Mafia Movies
Matt | 11/08/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up Great Mafia Movies plus GMM Volume Two, and Crime Lords, and was disappointed. I went in with low expectations (which in turn was too high). They are no Godfather. These movies will put you to sleep. Video quality is poor and in some instances the color fades to green, yellow, etc. I picked up each one for six dollars (new), and still feel cheated. Save your money for one quality movie."
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"GREAT MAFIA MOVIES contains three little seen public domain crime films on a single DVD. The appellation "great" is an overstatement for these low-budget quickies, and the main appeal here may be for completists only.
FAMILY ENFORCER-- Joe Pesci (in his first credited movie role) is third banana in this story of a New Jersey kid who takes a job as an enforcer/debt collector.
HONOR THY FATHER-- TV movie based on Gay Talese novel. Account of the rise and fall of the Bonnano crime family. With THE GODFATHER's Richard Castellano ("Clemenza") in support.
MOB WAR-- The "Raging Bull" (middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta) stars in this poorly executed indie film about a gangster who runs afoul of his Don (LaMotta) when he hires a publicity agent after a big cocaine deal gets busted up by NYPD.
STREETWISE 4 Movie Pack (from BCI / Eclipse) includes the MST3K favorite, "Mitchell."
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website
(4.7) Family Enforcer ("The Death Collector") (1976) - Joseph Cortese/Lou Criscuolo/Joe Pesci
(4.7) Honor Thy Father (TV-1973) - Joseph Bologna/Brenda Vaccaro/Raf Vallone/Richard S. Castellano/Marc Lawrence/Joseph Campanella (narrator)
(2.3) Mob War (1989) - Jake LaMotta/Johnny Stumper/David Henry Keller/John Rano"