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Godfather Part II, The

The Godfather DVD Collection
Genre: Drama

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

Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire & Lee Strasberg

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/DVD-5 (Five-Disc Set)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 200
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(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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Special Notes:
The three

Story Synopsis:
The Godfather Part II follows the steps of its predecessor, gathering seven Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a more vintage appearance, since the movie takes place earlier than the original Godfather. Colors are intentionally desaturated, at times bordering sepia tones. Blacks are deep and brownish and often undefined. The picture is generally sharp, though fine details are wanting at times. Film grain and artifacts are detected, but otherwise the picture is quite clean. There is a bit of edge enhancement apparent. Compared to the LaserDisc, the picture is much more solid, with improved contrast and color delineation. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is similar in nature to the original movie, having once again a nicely immersive music score and some immersive atmospheric effects. The music, despite being dated-sounding, as is the case for the rest of the sound mix in general, is quite pleasant to experience, often with prominent surround engagement. Compared to the previous version on the LaserDisc, this DVD

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