(aka "The Godfather Family: A Look Inside")

 

directed by Jeff Werner
USA 1991


 

Reviews  DVD Reviews

DVD Comparison:

Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC vs.  Paramount (UK) - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed and Gregory Meshman for the Screen Caps!

(Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs.  - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

DVD Box Covers

Distribution

Paramount

Region 1  - NTSC

Paramount (UK)
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:13:21 1:10:30 (PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio

Average Bitrate: 5.30 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio

Average Bitrate: 4.71 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Bitrate:

Region 1

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

Region 2

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.

English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

Subtitles English, French or none. English, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian Finnish or none.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Paramount

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Box-Set Bonus Disc Details:
• The Godfather Family - A Look Inside(1:13:21).
• On Location (6:57).
• Francis Coppola's Notebook (9:49).
• Music of The Godfather - Nino Rota (5:17).
• Music of The Godfather - Carmine Coppola (3:18).
• Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting (7:48).
• Gordon Willis on Cinematography (3:37).
• Storyboards from Part II and Part III.
• The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971 (8:35).
• 34 Additional Scenes.
• Family Tree with Cast and Character Biographies.
• Filmmaker Biographies.
• Trailers.
• Photo Gallery.
• Awards & Nominations (Including clips from Oscar Shows 1972/74).
• 1974 Network TV Intro (1:32).

DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001

 

Release Information:
Studio: Paramount (UK)

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Box-Set Bonus Disc Details:
• The Godfather Family - A Look Inside(1:10:30).
• On Location (6:57).
• Francis Coppola's Notebook (9:49).
• Music of The Godfather - Nino Rota (5:17).
• Music of The Godfather - Carmine Coppola (3:18).
• Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting (7:48).
• Gordon Willis on Cinematography (3:37).
• Storyboards from Part II and Part III.
• The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971 (8:35).
• 34 Additional Scenes.
• Family Tree with Cast and Character Biographies.
• Filmmaker Biographies.
• Trailers.
• Photo Gallery.
• Awards & Nominations (Including clips from Oscar Shows 1972/74).
• 1974 Network TV Intro (1:32).
All Extras is subtitled in English, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian Finnish or none.

DVD Release Date: October 8, 2001

Comments:

OTE: An article appeared in the Sunday Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times regarding redoing the Godfather DVDs in Region 1. It is not yet on the web site. Mr. Robert Harris of DVDBeaver ListServ appears to be a major source for the article. An unnamed “archivist” criticizes Paramount for mishandling the elements for The Godfather and Godfather Two. Paramount says that new discs will be coming out, enhanced by Lowry Digital Images.

 

I don't see too significant a difference here excepting a little greenish tinge on the Region 2 and that the Region 1 is marginally sharper. The Region 2 also has PAL speedup and subtitle options in multiple languages. these differences wouldn't make or break the boxset for me, but overall I would chose the Region 1 for all the stated reason of the individual comparisons. 

 - Gary Tooze.

 





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Screen Captures

(Trailer - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)


 

 

 


(A Look Inside - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 

 


 

(A Look Inside - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 

 


(Oscar 1972 - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 

 


 

(On Location - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. - Region 2 - PAL - BOTTOM)

 

 

 

 

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Report Card:

Image:

Region 1

Sound:

tie

Extras: tie
Menu: tie