Brazil Criterion Collection or Godfather Trilogy

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  1. Jeff Lebowski

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    So anyway, im gonna have an extra 60 bucks or so in october and i was wondering which i should get. brazil or godfather trilogy. tough choice
     
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    $60, huh? Godfather is supposed to go for no less than $75, per Paramount's "MAP" (Minimum Advertised Price).
    On the other hand, I just picked up Brazil for $44.99 at Best Buy.
    Having said that, if I was limited to one or the other I'd go for The Godfather. Keep in mind I haven't seen either one...yet. But I'll see both...soon! [​IMG]
    Good luck with your decision! I understand how tough it is.
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  3. Casey Neutron

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    Both are very cool, but I'd probably go with the Godfather set since you'll be getting three films plus extras instead of the one film (Brazil) with extras. But, you know, that's just like my opinion, man.
     
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    Maybe you should rent them first. Why would you buy a film you might not like?
    BRAZIL set was the first DVD I ever bought. but that was because I loved the film always and the set was just so cool (and I had just finished reading "The Battle of Brazil").
    The Godfather II is one of the greatest films of all time, IMHO. Brazil is right up there. Personally, I must have both sets.
     
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    Definetely Godfather Trilogy.
    You get 3 movies instead of only 1.
    All 3 Godfathers are anamorphic, whereas Brazil isn't.
    The trilogy also has a decent amount of extras.
    Most importantly, Godfather I & II are better films than Brazil IMHO.
     
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    I would go with Brazil just because it is SUCH a cool set and is one of my top 10 favorites... BUT if you haven't seen the movie, I highly suggest you rent before you buy.
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  8. Joe D

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    I would watch both before you bought them. However, I will recommend Brazil because I personally can watch the film in most of my moods, whereas I have to be in a certain mood to sit down and watch the Godfather films.
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  9. Jeff Lebowski

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    Well duh, obviously i've seen em, but thanks for the advice. i think i will probably go for the godfather trilogy and here in canada it is roughly 60 dollars american. i havent seen the godfathers in a while but since i liked them when i liked cheapo horror movies and crap, i think ill still like them now that i like character driven dramas like Heat, Goodfellas, and And PT Anderson Film.
     
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    If you've already seen BRAZIL and enjoyed it, you need both sets, and the Criterion BRAZIL will probably disappear sooner than the GODFATHER box. Still, I'd suggest just getting the one you feel you'll get the most enjoyment out of. I have the BRAZIL set already and will definitely get the GODFATHER one eventually - both have a boatload of extras and I can't see DVD fans regretting either purchase.
     
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    Jeff Lebowski..is that your real name? And how long has Atlanta GA, USA been "here in Canada"? [​IMG]
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