Francis Ford Coppola's legendary continuation and sequel to his landmark 1972 film, The Godfather, parallels the young Vito Corleone's rise with his son Michael's spiritual fall, deepening The Godfather's depiction of the dark side of the American dream. In the early 1900s, the child Vito flees his Sicilian village for America after the local ...
Francis Ford Coppola's legendary continuation and sequel to his landmark 1972 film, The Godfather, parallels the young Vito Corleone's rise with his son Michael's spiritual fall, deepening The Godfather's depiction of the dark side of the American dream. In the early 1900s, the child Vito flees his Sicilian village for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito (Robert De Niro) struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy, killing the local Black Hand Fanucci (Gastone Moschin) after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's communal stature grows, but it is his family (past and present) who matters most to him -- a familial legacy then upended by Michael's (Al Pacino) business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that allies like Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay (Diane Keaton) and turned his brother, Fredo (John Cazale), against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael turns his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption. Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Lee Strasberg. New in new packaging. 2 tapes. Language: English. Run time: 200 mins. Originally released: 1974. Very Good Condition! Fast Delivery from our Canadian or American warehouses*Satisfaction Guarantee!
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Lee Strasberg. Very good in very good packaging. 2 tapes. Language: English. Run time: 200 mins. Originally released: 1974. 1997 release. Includes Bonus Interviews. Watched once or twice. Very minimal wear to cover. Still looks great and plays well. The sequel to THE GODFATHER tells the story of both a young Vito Corleone (Robert DeNiro), newly arrived in America, and his son Michael (Al Pacino), forty 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 actor 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. Robert DeNiro, 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.
Part Two of Coppola's grisly but riveting Mafia story. The FIRST FILM took three of the major Academy Awards in 1972, and defying all expectations, this follow-up took out twice as many two years later. This film contrasts the life of his son and now-melancholy successor (Al Pacino) with Don Vito's early days as a Sicilian immigrant in New York. The year is 1958 and Michael Corleone reflects on his problems and his father before him. It is an epic vision of the corruption of America. It is a curious rehash of the part of the original with new scenes, a shade difficult to follow but full of good performances. A Paramount picture, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The SIX ACADEMY AWARDS were for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Robert De Niro), BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION (Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo), BEST ART DIRECTION (Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham and George R. Nelson) and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola).