Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is considered to be one of the most influential films ever made.
To celebrate the film’s 45th Anniversary, Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing the entire trilogy on Blu-ray as The Godfather: Omerta Edition.
The four-disc set includes commentary by Coppola on all three films, a full disc of previously released in-depth special features, as well as exclusive new collectible Trivia Cards, Magnetic Poetry, an Anatomy of a Scene fold out and Quote Cards.
The Godfather: Omerta Edition will be in stores on November 7th.
Taking inspiration from the late Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson – who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963 – HEAT was the culmination of years of research by Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, Heat is as incendiary as it was 20 years ago.
Now Heat is coming to Blu-ray and HD in the director’s definitive edition on May 9th.
The anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet’s new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will start performances tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tickets for CHINA DOLL are also available for purchase online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200.
Danny Collins is a little movie with a big heart. The titular Danny Collins is a 70-something ex-rocker doing arena tours in which he performs his big hits for audiences of screaming middle-aged and senior citizen sufferers of nostalgia – but things might have been so much better if he’d only gotten the letter John Lennon wrote him forty years ago.
Adam Sandler fans are a forgiving bunch. His last two movies have been awful – and they’ve made great money. Sandler’s new movie, Jack & Jill, is a half-baked tale of the titular twins – Jack & Jill. It relies on Sandler staples like fart and poop jokes and mostly unfunny caricature. Overall, it feels like a rough draft – which immediately puts it ahead of Sandler’s last two efforts: the genuinely awful Grown Ups and the marginally better Just Go With It.
Hey, the folks behind Al Pacino’s thriller Righteous Kill have put together a tasty, blood thirsty DVD Collection to give away. The collection includes a copy of The Godfather, Heat, Scarface and a RigheousKill poster. How cool is that?
Kill is about a pair of veteran New York City police detectives are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own–take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?
The movie opens September 12. We have one copy of this set to give away. To win, leave a comment about your favorite Pacino or De Niro movie. This contest will run August 14th to Monday August 25th. On the 25th, send your User ID, Full Name, Contact info and in the Subject “RIGHTEOUS KILL CONTEST” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your entry MUST be complete and done CORRECTLY.
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