The Godfather Trilogy Boxset on Blu Ray £26.97 Instore at Woolies
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The Godfather Trilogy Boxset on Blu Ray £26.97 Instore at Woolies

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Found 7th Dec 2008Made hot 7th Dec 2008
Instore at a best price of £29.97 (online best price is £30.93) with 10% off as well. Looking like a fire sale at woolies, bringing this down to £26.97 which, for a new release, is a steal. Go fill your boots, or at least sort someone out a cheaper Xmas present and make yourself look good into the bargain!!!!

The Godfather: (1972)
Considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Oscar winner Marlon Brando as the head of the Corleone family. Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a Sicilian family's rise and near fall from power in America, and the passage of rites from a father to a son who was previously uninvolved in the business.

Godfather Part II: (1974)
The Godfather Part II is one of the rare breed of cinematic sequels which is as good as, and perhaps better than, the original. Al Pacino heads the star cast as Michael Corleone, heir to the criminal empire established by his Mafioso father, the late Don Corleone.

Michael is now in charge of all gambling activities in Nevada, making certain that any and all political or mob enemies are quickly bought off, compromised, or disposed of. Throughout the film, Michael's travails are paralleled with the early experiences of his father, played in flashbacks by Robert DeNiro.

The Godfather III: (1990)
In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimise his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld.

Now in his sixties, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime, and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hopes of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence.

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Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least the first two] but they were certainly not recorded in anything approaching HD all those years ago. All you'd see is more of the film grain.

Or am I wrong?

Original Poster

remastered onto blu ray, and pretty much every HD review mag rates it very high not just for content, but picture quality as well.

good price I paid £39.99 from HMV instore earlier this week

Ouch- I had a £27 gift voucher to spend though.

barbiegirl;3687048

Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least … Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least the first two] but they were certainly not recorded in anything approaching HD all those years ago. All you'd see is more of the film grain.Or am I wrong?



yes you are wrong. watch it on dvd then blu ray, massive difference!

Likely to be double dipped with a version that is "time sequential" with deleted scenes cut in (like the old VHS edition).

Original Poster

possibly, but a top deal nonetheless, oh and the PQ is amazing.

For anyone doubting the use of older films, HD review claims that the best BD on the market is also one of the oldest movies - 2001 is simply stunning and it wasnt recorded in HD either

mattwhite1;3690111

possibly, but a top deal nonetheless, oh and the PQ is amazing.For anyone … possibly, but a top deal nonetheless, oh and the PQ is amazing.For anyone doubting the use of older films, HD review claims that the best BD on the market is also one of the oldest movies - 2001 is simply stunning and it wasnt recorded in HD either


another old film on blu ray that got excellent reviews was the warriors

Original Poster

was actually posted after mine

barbiegirl;3687048

Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least … Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least the first two] but they were certainly not recorded in anything approaching HD all those years ago. All you'd see is more of the film grain.Or am I wrong?



It was made, like all films, surprisingly enough using film, which has an effective digital resolution of 4 times that of 1080p. The problems come with the film getting damaged, but these are the remastered versions, i.e the film has been restored. Even if it hadn't it would look better, assuming the transfer is done correctly, than the DVD.

Film is an analogue source, BD's are digital. 1080p and film are two different beasts and cannot be compared, but you could in theory produce upto a 2160p image from it.

The Dvd version is £16 at Woolworths , and it also boasts excellent picture quality (atleast I think the pictures good , i've never seen any other versions to compare)

MrSharpshooter;3693528

The Dvd version is £16 at Woolworths , and it also boasts excellent … The Dvd version is £16 at Woolworths , and it also boasts excellent picture quality (atleast I think the pictures good , i've never seen any other versions to compare)



i have both blu ray is far superior.

beolight;3692678

its 24 odd instore in zavviwas posted … its 24 odd instore in zavviwas posted alreadyhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/291781/complete-matrix-trilogy-blu-ray-box/



Eh that is the Matrix trilogy.

This is the Godfather trilogy...

Looks great btw!

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This would seriously tempt me if I were not saving for a remortgage!

B0rker;3693560

Eh that is the Matrix trilogy.This is the Godfather trilogy...



my bad

dyslexia... dementia

must of been the whole trilogy thing that done me

apologies:oops:

I think you are missing the point but I'm prepared to be shot down in flames here by the serious techies...
Even HD doesn't come anywhere near the resolution that you can achieve on chemical film as the resolution is basically that of the molecules in the celluloid. Obviously it depends upon the quality of the print that the transfer is made from but then previous transfers of these films have been very good so I would expect this to be special.

Also remember HD and a HD media like Bluray basically makes things look great on the larger screens (40" plus) that are now available. On smaller screens/Non HD TVs you would not notice the difference between the DVD and Bluray versions

barbiegirl;3687048

Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least … Why would anyone buy this on Blu-Ray ? OK they are great films [at least the first two] but they were certainly not recorded in anything approaching HD all those years ago. All you'd see is more of the film grain.Or am I wrong?



Francis Ford Coppela spent over a year remastering the first 2 movies (3rd movie is like 18 years newer & doesn't need as much done to it), The picture quality of the first two is quite amazing considering they were made in the early seventies (bodes well for the original star wars as they were made around the same time).

Considering the godfather movies are always in the top 3 of all time on imdb.com, Alot of work has gone into making sure the HD transfer was top notch (and it is).

Interesting replies - thanks to all. I suppose I just hadn't considered that the chemical substrate would have such a high-definition, or that the lenses being used would cope.

I suppose it wont be long before 1440p and 2160p screens come along and we'll have to buy everything again on "Super Blu-Ray" - assuming IPTV doesn't leap-frog the whole optical disc concept..

barbiegirl;3695045

Interesting replies - thanks to all. I suppose I just hadn't considered … Interesting replies - thanks to all. I suppose I just hadn't considered that the chemical substrate would have such a high-definition, or that the lenses being used would cope.I suppose it wont be long before 1440p and 2160p screens come along and we'll have to buy everything again on "Super Blu-Ray" - assuming IPTV doesn't leap-frog the whole optical disc concept..



alreay being developed in japan.

There's a point at which digital formats will beat film, but it's irrelevant to be honest, as hardly anyone will haev a big enough screen at home for it to matter. Film needs v high res because of the size of cinema screens.

At 1080p on a big screen at home, you are probably getting a better "effective resolution" (relative to your viewing distance) than at the cinema.

I have a 108" screen (horizontal - the diagonal is bigger) at home with DLP projector, and don;t believe I woudl see any benefit going beyond 1080p.

FWIW, digital stills cameras exceeded what 35mm film cameras could achieve a few years ago. Now they are far beyond film resolution, by a factor of 2 or more.

LotusJas;3708113

There's a point at which digital formats will beat film, but it's … There's a point at which digital formats will beat film, but it's irrelevant to be honest, as hardly anyone will haev a big enough screen at home for it to matter. Film needs v high res because of the size of cinema screens.At 1080p on a big screen at home, you are probably getting a better "effective resolution" (relative to your viewing distance) than at the cinema.I have a 108" screen (horizontal - the diagonal is bigger) at home with DLP projector, and don;t believe I woudl see any benefit going beyond 1080p.FWIW, digital stills cameras exceeded what 35mm film cameras could achieve a few years ago. Now they are far beyond film resolution, by a factor of 2 or more.



agreed!:-D
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