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Godfather, The

The Godfather DVD Collection
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri & Diane Keaton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Francis Ford Coppola

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 15647
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and Language
(Retail Price): $99.99
(DVD Type): DVD-9 (Five-Disc Set)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 175
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/09/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Francis Ford Coppola
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
The three

Story Synopsis:
In 1972, Francis Ford Coppola

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is quite impressive. The picture is solid, with sharp and nicely detailed images. The color scheme is comparable to an aged photograph, with brownish hues throughout. Blacks are deep, and often undefined. Source element artifacts and film grain are present. Edge enhancement often distracts from the picture, and there is some pixelization and shimmering noticed in finer details. Compared tot he LaserDisc, the DVD should be quite pleasing for its more solid appearance, better color balance, and improved contrast. (Suzanne Hodges)

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