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Blu-ray Deal: ‘The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration’ For $18!
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The Godfather Collection

Right now Amazon has The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray on sale for only $17.99 (that’s 69% off the list price of $57.99).

The 4-disc blu-ray box set includes all three films in the epic cinematic saga of the Corleone crime family, from the groundbreaking 1972 Oscar-winning classic original, The Godfather, to the much-maligned 1990 third chapter, plus a fourth disc containing hours of bonus features including extensive documentaries, deleted scenes (many of which were reintegrated into the first two films when director Francis Ford Coppola was preparing The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television back in 1977), vintage featurettes, photo and storyboard galleries, theatrical trailers, and much more.

Each film has been fully restored under the supervision of Robert Harris – who has performed similar duties in the past on David Lean’s masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia among many others – and master cinematographer Gordon Willis and comes with a comprehensive audio commentary by Coppola. The grand tragedy of the Corleone clan has never looked or sounded better on home video.

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Geek Gear: Star Wars ‘Father’ Shirt
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Godfather Star Wars Father Shirt

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Star Wars-themed shirt with a nod to The Godfather called “Father” by Mathiole.

The sale began at Teefury today, Friday, August 31, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $10 anymore, though it might continue into the next day for $13 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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Remembering The Late Godfather Actor John Cazale On His Birthday
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John Cazale

Today marks the birthday of one of cinema’s most influential actors, the late John Cazale, who, although he passed away almost 35 years ago, is still fondly remembered by his peers and moviegoers alike for having the distinction of appearing in some of the best remembered and well known movies of the 1970s, including The Godfather.

Cazale’s resume, although short, spanning only five films, still remains one of the most well rounded pedigrees of any actor before or since. Each of the films he appeared in either won or was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. Cazale played the slow, strangely confident, yet ultimately tragic “runt of the litter” Corleone brother Fredo in the first two Godfather films (also appearing posthumously in more ways than one in the third Godfather installment); he played Gene Hackman’s assistant who helped with the paranoid, sly surveillance company that Hackman ran by the seat of his pants in The Conversation (all three aforementioned films were written or co-written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola); he was the dim-witted yet ruthless bank cohort to Al Pacino’s main protagonist/antagonist in Dog Day Afternoon (directed by Sidney Lumet), and finally, was the third wheel to the group of tight friends in the intense and memorable Vietnam production The Deer Hunter (directed by Michael Cimino). In The Deer Hunter, released shortly after his death from bone cancer in 1978 at the young age of 42, Cazale clearly looks rather emaciated, but still gives the type of performance and characterization he was best remembered for in his brief career.

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Get ‘Monopoly: The Godfather Edition’
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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Godfather, which stands as one of the all-time great mob films if not one of the greatest films of all time, comes a Monopoly home game version which is something for sure that no fan “can refuse,” entitled Monopoly: The Godfather Edition.

Produced by USAopoly — responsible for an endless stream of Monopoly variations, including a Beatles version, Seinfeld, Coca-Cola, Family Guy, adaptations of regional cities like New York and Los Angeles, and sports teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Lakers — produced the game, which was released on June 14th.

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Geek Gear: Star Wars ‘Your Father’ Shirt
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Star Wars Godfather Your Father

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is the Star Wars-themed shirt with a nod to The Godfather called “Your Father” by BiggStankDogg.

The sale at RIPT began today, Monday, June 4, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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