Godfather Part II

Pacino, Al

SKU: 032429272225

UPC 032429272225
Release Date 2017-05-09
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 202
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis The sequel to THE GODFATHER tells the story of both a young Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro), newly arrived in America, and his son Michael (Al Pacino) 40 years later, running the family empire. On the streets of Hell's Kitchen in 1917 New York City, Vito is initiated into the ways of the local Cosa Nostra by his friend Clemenza (Bruno Kirby). After killing the local mafioso in a towel-wrapped gun, Vito becomes the new man to be respected and feared. Meanwhile, a dour Michael Corleone negotiates with business partner Hyman Roth (legendary Method-acting teacher Lee Strasberg in his first film role) in Cuba and testifies in front of a Washington Senate committee. Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen), Diane Keaton (Kay Corleone), Talia Shire (Connie Corleone), and John Cazale (Fredo Corleone), reprising their roles from THE GODFATHER, are outstanding as the people forced to watch the new godfather's moral destruction. De Niro, speaking in Italian, captures the mannerisms of Marlon Brando's Vito Corleone from the first film brilliantly. THE GODFATHER PART II is one of the only major sequels ever made that might just surpass the original.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.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 CorleoneThe 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....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...5 stars out of 5 -- Arguably better than the original, this is still an amazing film.
Cast Francis Ford Coppola (Producer)
Lee Strasberg (Star)
Richard Bright (Star)
Michael V. Gazzo (Star)
George Robert Nelson (Set Designer)
Nino Rota (Composer)
Robert Duvall (Star)
Robert De Niro (Star)
Francis Ford Coppola (Screenwriter)
John Cazale (Star)
Mario Puzo (Screenwriter)
Francis Ford Coppola (Director)
Gray Frederickson (Co-Producer)
Dean Tavoularis (Production Designer)
Diane Keaton (Star)
Dominic Chianese (Star)
Bruno Kirby (Star)
Al Pacino (Star)
Fred Roos (Co-Producer)
Theadora Van Runkle (Costume Designer)
Joe Lombardi (Special Effects)
A. D. Flowers (Special Effects)
Richard Marks (Editor)
Gordon Willis (Cinematographer)
Mario Puzo (Source Writer)
Carmine Coppola (Music Director)
Talia Shire (Star)
Troy Donahue (Star)
G.D. Spradlin (Star)
Barry Malkin (Editor)
Angelo Graham (Art Director)
Peter Zinner (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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