DVD Releases: Shrek 3, Godfather And Madagascar On Blu-ray, Leatherheads On DVD
MADAGASCAR marks McGrath's debut as a feature director. "With my background, there's a little bit more to 2D," he said. "The CG realm was all new to me. I learned a lot from Eric as well as PDI [Pacific Data Images, officially PDI/DreamWorks]. Eric really wanted to tell the story in a fantasy world that actually was tangible, that you could step into. That's one of the things that CG can offer. The advancements that PDI's had since SHREK, we were able to take this world, stylize it and actually use the aesthetics of 2D in a 3D world, so you get the best of both worlds."
Special Features Include:
--Commentary with Directors Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell
--Mad Trivia Pop-Up
--Penguins in a Christmas Caper
--Meet the Wild Cast
--Behind the Crates
--The Tech of Madagascar
--DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
--DreamWorks Kids: "I Like to Move It, Move It" Video, Learn to Draw
THE GODFATHER Collection -- The Coppola Restoration DVD And Blu Ray
From Paramount Home Ent. comes the full 4K digital restoration of THE GODFATHER trilogy supervised by Robert Harris and done by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, whose team was led by TD Jan Yarbrough, which used Baselight software.
THE GODFATHER (1972):
Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puxo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Cann and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.
THE GODFATHER PART II (1974):
This brilliant companion piece to the original The Godfather continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Reassembling many of the talents who helped make THE GODFATHER, Coppola has produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision, and undeniably the best sequel ever made. Robert De Niro won an Oscar, the film received six Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1974.
THE GODFATHER PART III (1990):
One of the greatest sagas in movie history continues. In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60s, 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 hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. Francis Ford Coppola directs Pacino, Garcia, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Sofia Coppola, Joe Montegna and others in this exciting, long-awaited film that masterfully explores the themes of power, tradition, revenge and love. Seven Academy Award nominations for 1990 were the result, including Best Picture.
Special Features Include:
--The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't
--...when the shooting stopped
--Emulsional Rescue Revealing the Godfather
--THE GODFATHER on the Red Carpet
--Four Short Films on THE GODFATHER: GF vs. GF Part II, Cannoli, Riffing on the Riffing and Clemenza
--Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
--A Comprehensive Documentary on the Making of the Godfather Films
--Featurettes: Filming Locations, Cinematography
--The Corleone Family Tree
--The Music of THE GODFATHER
--THE GODFATHER Historical Timeline
--Profiles on the Filmmakers
LEATHERHEADS On DVD And Blu-ray