The Godfather Part II (The Coppola Restoration)

Starring: Robert De Niro & Al Pacino Director: Francis Ford Coppola  Rated: R: Restricted
The Godfather Part II (The Coppola Restoration)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1974 - Best Art Direction: Angelo Graham & Dean Tavoularis
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration: George Robert Nelson
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Original Score: Carmine Coppola & Nino Rota
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material: Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo
Academy Awards 1974 - Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro

Entertainment Reviews:

Chicago Sun-Times - 10/02/2008
"The musical score plays an even greater role in THE GODFATHER: PART II than it did in the original film. Nostalgic, mournful, evoking lost eras, it stirs emotions...."
Total Film - 02/17/2014
5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he contrast between De Niro's meditative Vito and Pacino's soul-starved eyes brings piercing focus to Coppola's resonating study of corrupting power..."
Empire - 02/14/2014
5 stars out of 5 -- "Arguably better than the original, this is still an amazing film."

Plot Synopsis:

Francis Ford Coppola's compelling sequel lives up to--and even eclipses--the brilliance of THE GODFATHER, contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. In parallel story lines the movie traces the problems of a matured Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Vito is introduced to a life of crime by two-bit hood Clemenza (Bruno Kirby) while Michael survives an attempt on his life, familial betrayals, and Senate hearings...but at a cost. De Niro, speaking almost completely in Italian, is charismatic as the young Don, a Robin Hood-type figure.

Plot Keywords:

All-Star | Betrayal | Classic | Crime | Epic | Essential Cinema | Family Interaction | Murder | Organized Crime | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • The film premiered on December 12, 1974.
  • THE GODFATHER PART II is number 32 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
  • THE GODFATHER PART II was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993.
  • Francis Ford Coppola's mentor, Roger Corman, makes a brief appearance in the film at the head table at Michael Corleone's Senate hearings.
  • Troy Donahue has a bit part as Connie's boyfriend, a character named Merle Johnson, Donahue's real name.
  • "If history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone."--Michael Corleone
  • "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."--Michael Corleone

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 70,579
  • UPC: 097361329246
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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