Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Godfather Collection

For those of you that have not seen all three Godfather films, seriously what are you waiting for? The Godfather is one of those series of movies that is defining in American film history. Far better than Rocky, Rambo can't even compete, and appealing across generations. For a mob film its the top of the food chain by far.

This collection includes all three movies the first of which has always been my favorite as its the one that focuses on the Don Vito Corleone himself and much of the background information for the second and third movie. The best part of this series is how they build on each other and its really one story that's just too big for one movie. heh. I'm not sure I really need to go into an in depth review of the movies themselves as they are a classic that I honestly will assume most of you have already seen, not to mention it would take me about six reviews to get through all the information.

The real joy to this collection though is the pure quality to the dvds. Through careful restoration and enhancements you'd be hard pressed to tell that these were not filmed yesterday. The real issue I have with older movies the the graininess you can see in the films. That not an issue in this new DVD collection and its a real joy. There is a whole full DVD's worth of extra features including the story of how the Godfather almost never got made. Can you even remotely imagine no Godfather? The funny thing is Paramount actually didn't like Francis Ford Coppola as the director.. that's almost laughable at this point. Its an interesting story.

My only real complaint is this is a fairly pricey gift set, and well worth it movie wise, but the case it comes in is a pretty flimsy cardboard and I'm honestly a little concerned. If your spending over $50 for a DVD set you at least expect a heavy duty case that will last. Though the thinner case is great for storage as it doesn't take up as much space traditionally as other gift sets I have, Im just not sure it will hold up if you watch these often.

The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration is available right now on Amazon!

I have an offer you just can't refuse, heh, I have three Godfathers to give away to my readers!!
To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration and tell me when you first saw The Godfather series! Simple eh?
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Oct 30th at midnight!

266 Comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

I've never actually seen any of the Godfather movies.

cdziuba said...

I first saw the Godfather series when each movie came out, and must have seen the first one 100 times already! cdziuba@aol.com

mar said...

I first saw the Godfather when it just came out in the movies back in the seventies. There was a period of time then when great movies came out every week!

Nikki said...

I still haven't seen any of these movies but I want to!

Lawrence Lampron said...

When I first saw the Godfather I was with my Grandfather...............

traymona said...

I just finished rewatching the original Godfather movie. It whetted my appetite for the second and third movies. I don't recall ever seeing 2 or 3.Great story that sucks you right in. No wonder it has endured for so long.
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Craig said...

I LOVE THE GODFATHER MOVIES!THEY ARE IN A CLASS OF THERE OWN!I NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING THEM.

mrs.mommyy said...

seriously- saw it in the theatres(the first one) - oh Lord I am old- but I was underage and they did not check ids- now I make sure my kids do not see movies for improper ages- wonder why- huh..I saw the whole series when I was married years later

Kirby McCauley said...

In all honesty I've never seen any of the Godfather movies. I'm hoping that maybe this can be my chance to change that!

reb said...

I have never seen it but would love to.

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jceko77 said...

I first saw Godfather I when I was about 7 years old by peeking in the living room while my Dad was watching it. Godfathers II and III I saw as an adult.
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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coriwestphal said...

I actually only saw the first and second ones. I was pretty disappointed with the second one so I never went any further. Now I fear I've missed out! I watched them when I was pregnant - I didn't sleep much! thanks for the great contest!

penguin28 said...

I first saw the Godfather series when I was a teenager. I didn't quite appreciate it until I was in my thirties, when I could enjoy a well-written and provocative movie.

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David Hollingsworth said...

I can't exactly recount the day I first discovered "The Godfather", but I believe it was when I was 19; it was the middle of the afternoon, I was at the library, and before I was getting ready to go, I was allowed to check out one DVD, and I looked around and saw the DVD that shockingly no one else checked out, so I checked it out. I went home and watched it, thought that I was watching the greatest film ever made, and I loved ever it since. It was the first time that a film had ever changed my way of life; not that I joined the mob or anything, it's just that the film made me love movies all over again.

How could you imagine the world, in general, without "The Godfather"; I couldn't.

Definitely & extremely, count me in!

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saxoman said...

I saw each movie of the series immediately as they were released

Andrea said...

I can't tell you exactly but it's been since my husband and I have been together becaus I would have never choosen to watch this on my own. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win Angela.

Andrea said...

I have your button on my Review blog. Thanks girl!

Andrea said...

I have your button on my Review blog. Thanks girl!

Dumaurier said...

I first saw it when I was really young...maybe 8 or 9? My parents are and were big fans of the first two movies!

dbadour said...

I saw the first Godfather at a drive-in in Albuquerque with my husband. I can't recall when or where I saw the rest of the series for the first time. Thanks for the give away.

Erica C. said...

I haven't seen it!

agordon10 said...

wish I could remember, probably sometime in the 80's

randio said...

Gosh, I saw the 1st Godfather in 1975 in a theater in Stamford, CT, I can't remember when I saw all the others!

Stephanie said...

Still haven't seen the series. bits here and there.
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Maja said...

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9 yrs ago.

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Kelly said...

I saw the Godfather when I was in junior high, so probably 1990. :)

Cherie J said...

In my 20's with my dad who bought them.

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Jackie B. said...

I actually only saw the first and second ones. I do not think ever saw the complete third one. I was just knee high to a grasshopper the first time I saw the original but I have seen it several times since then.

Jackie B. said...

I am also a subscriber.

Stacey Moore said...

i have never seen it!
thanks!
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Stacey Moore said...

we are subscribers!
thanks!
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peg42 said...

I saw the first GodFather movie when it had first came out, but I haven't seen any of the others as yet. I'd really love to see all of these.
Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Michw37 said...

This would be my first time seeing it

Stephen A said...

HBO first time!

kathy55439 said...

I saw it when I was young.... I would love to see it again

Tes283 said...

In the 70's it was in the theater. Then on TV. Then finally on VHS. I am really looking forward to having this on DVD.
thank you

Rebecca said...

All I remember is I was very young and not supposed to be watching TV! I didn't like it then but I love it now.

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Think about it said...

I have never seen it, but my hubby has and liked it alot.

walters123 said...

Can't really remember when I saw it. It was when it came out on TV.

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walters123 said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks.

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Barry said...

Every time any of the Godfather movies com on tv, i always make time to watch it. I think every american
should have this to their dvd collection.

Michelle L. said...

I remember seeing the first Godfather when I was a teenager and I went to see it with my first boyfriend.

Richard said...

I had just gotten married,so it must have been about 1968.

Deborah said...

I saw the 1st Godfather when it was playing in theaters in the 70's; I didn't see the other two until they were available on TV.

myntric said...

I've never seen any of the Godfather series.

Edith Burch said...

LOVE TO WIN. THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE

sweetsue said...

I haven't seen any of them, but I have always meant to!

dwhogan said...

Good luck to all

toughturtles said...

well i saw the first godfather when i was a teen but i watched them all a year ago classiic saga

tawnda said...

it's been a longtime... I don't remember when I first saw The Godfather... but I think this is a must-see for every1 and a few of my friendshavn't seen it yet so it's movie night if I win

kdkdkd said...

I saw the first Godfather in the theater because my Mom couldn't find a babysitter so she took me with her LOL. I saw the second on video for the first time, and the third in the theater.

imjasonc said...

It was at a sleepover at my friends house when I was 15.

Anonymous said...

I read the book in January of 1972 and watched the first one when it came out.

MonCherie said...

I would love to sit down and watch all these some Sunday afternoon. Being a mom, we all know how hard it can be to actually be able to sit through one...I can now:-)

littlelatina said...

long ago in a basement far away

tarahsrecipes said...

Never - it was before my time but I'd love to watch it!

Tarah
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susan1215 said...

I saw the Godfather in the theatre

gibson777 said...

I saw the series last year. The Godfather didn't interest me until I started getting into mafia related movies.

iluv2blog said...

I love the first one,like the second,can't stand the third.

ruthlessu said...

I saw the first one at the theatre and the 2nd at home that we rented, the 3rd in the theatre and it still remains my favorite movie, not as thrilled with the 3rd but the first 2 were wonderful.

Hayley said...

I saw the first movie when I was 12 and haven't seen any of the others!

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Fangirl Jen said...

Believe it or not, I have managed to reach 40 years of age without having seen the Godfather movies. Every time they are on T.V. I miss the beginning and I don't want to ruin it by coming in in the middle, so then I don't watch. Yeah, DVD's would be the solution for me. Thanks for the chance.

Fangirl Jen said...

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LadyBug-Kellie said...

I saw one of them in highschool with an ex boyfriend who was a movie buff! I haven't seen the entire series though!
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LadyBug-Kellie said...

And I subscribe! Thanks!!

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Kandyland29 said...

I may be one of the only people in the world who has never actually seen this movie!! That's why I would love to win it!

Pat Connors said...

I first saw it on cable about ten years ago.

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Tina12312 said...

I saw The Godfather for the first time about 5 years after it was in the theater. Love it! Thank you!

lisacna said...

I actually havent seen them yet.

pintolinda said...

I first saw The Godfather in the 1970s. I saw the others as they came out. Great series of movies.
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marleenandlouie said...

I have seen all the Godfather movies at the movies when they first came out. In fact, I read the first Godfather Book when it first was published!

mverno said...

at a drive in in maine

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to blog, but Godfather. I have to be honest... I didn't see it until the Matthew Broderick comedy came out with an appearance by Marlon Brando. When I finally watched them, they were everything their rep had blown them up to be!

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Good luck to all!

judybrittle said...

I went to the movies to see the first Godfather and it was on tv quite a few years ago so this would be great being able to see these wonderful movies again. I only saw the 2nd movie once on tv. Never saw the third. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber

keith said...

thank you

Hurshelh said...

The Godfather movies are are some of the best made. great to have.

rosannepm said...

Saw the original when it came out. I'm that old.

kygirl said...

I have never seen it but would like too

Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

I have never seen them--any of them. I am constantly missing inuendos that refer to the movies. My husband has been demanding I see them soon, so this is perfect!
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John Stetson said...

I saw them in the theater as they were released.

mishmish said...

I haven't seen it yet, but have been wanting to for quite a while.

mishmish said...

I haven't seen it yet, but have been wanting to for quite a while.

Phyllis Silverstein said...

I saw the first Godfather movie when it first came out after having read the book. The whole series has been a class act from start to finish.

cpullum said...

I haven't seen it yet and would love to see it!

janetfaye said...

I first saw the Godfather movie when it first came out, I don't remember the date.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Anonymous said...

I've only seen the first one and that was about five years ago. Would like to see the others.
-Terra
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yyeres said...

in 1987 in my basement

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I was in my early twenties, and the movie had just been released.

Victor V. said...

I remember seeing this in a theater with friends when I was in high school.

Lori said...

I honestly don't recall exactly WHEN, but I'm old enough to have seen the first one when it premiered in the 70's. Great movies, all of them!

jbeckett said...

I have never seen any of these movies.

vmkids said...

I have yet to watch it all the way through so want to see what i have missed.

miriama said...

I haven't seen them yet!

stdast69@yahoo.com said...

I saw the first Godfather in '97 when it was a special showing at the theater. I was on a date with my high school boyfriend. He was in love with the movies and I just had to go so I could understand all of the references he always made. Now 10 years later, I watch it everytime it's on TV.

stdast69@yahoo.com said...

I saw the first Godfather in '97 when it was a special showing at the theater. I was on a date with my high school boyfriend. He was in love with the movies and I just had to go so I could understand all of the references he always made. Now 10 years later, I watch it everytime it's on TV.

missdenise said...

I have never actually watch the entire set. I have seen bits and pieces that add up to all the movies. if that makes sense.

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

Actually I have yet to see this movie, but I really want to. My hubby would watch it with me I'm sure. Thanks for the contest!

Alyce said...

I've watched the first and second movies, but haven't been able to finish the third. I think that the first is the best out of the three.

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elangomat said...

I am not sure that I've ever seen the godfather movies, I've never seen them on TV at all and I don't rent/buy many movies these days. I really would like to win these movies though! Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie D said...

I thought I was going to be the first to say "Never", but I guess there are a few of us!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

Virgie said...

I remember a few years ago when I was channel surfing and came across the first Godfather movie. I watched it for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

agsweeps said...

I've never seen The Godfather which is the reason I would like to win. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I first watched these movies when my now husband and I were engaged during much of 1993. Have watched them all many times since. They never fail to entertain!

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Sunnyvale said...

I saw it when it first came out and thought it was one of the best movies, ever.

hale said...

I just watched all three while only seeing bits and pieces of 1 all this time. A great trilogy! Would love to win this!!

DOODLEGIRL said...

I haven't seen them all yet

bongeezer said...

Aw all the Godfather movies in the theater when they came out.

Kari said...

I've never seen any of them!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

My Mother and Step Father came to visit from out of town and all four of us went to see the first Godfather.

Anna said...

It was probably about 6 or 7 years ago that I watched all of these for the first time. I thought they were great.

April said...

I think the first time I saw it I was 17...I was dating a boy who was a huge fan of the movies.

hues262 said...

Back in 1972 when it came out.

sandyy456 said...

I first saw them on cable as a teen.

Count David said...

1972--I was in 8th grade

Erica G said...

My freshman year in college!




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Kimberly L said...

I saw it in the theater back in the 70's - is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

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kagey10 said...

I first saw them when I was around 18ish with a bf of mine. I LOVED them.
thanks for another great gveaway!

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kagey10 said...

I have your button on my blog!

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Smooshy said...

I first saw them all pretty recently, about 3 years ago.

Heather said...

I haven't seen any of these movies but my husband would love to own them!

jlafount said...

I think my parents rented them on VHS tape in the early 80s is my first exposure to the trilogy.

mogrill said...

Great contest! Thank you!

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

I first saw The Godfather about 10 years ago - soon after I met my husband as it is his favorite movie

Tamara said...

I can;t remember when I actually saw the first one but it was at lwast 12 years ago and what a brilliant movie.
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Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

I can't remember when but I saw them all as they came out. Loved them all.

reddon30 said...

Gosh...I must have been about 17 when I saw the first one...and loved it!!

lighttraveler said...

I was in my young teens. It was a very good show. I would love to see it again. Great contest.

lighttraveler said...

You have been on my slide bar for sometime. Yes, I blogged about this contest too.

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Belinda said...

I was a teenager when I first saw one of these.
Thanks!
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Wehaf said...

I've only seen the first, about three years ago. I know; I'm late to the picnic.

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stampedwithgrace said...

I have never watched the series! just heard lots about it :)

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your button's on my blog :)

gkstratos said...

I've never seen the entire series but I clearly remember watching the original Godfather with my Grandpa.
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Subscriber
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AmberRose95 said...

I haven't seen the movies yet but they're on my DVD list. Thank you for the contest!

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hazel said...

I just saw the first one a week ago!
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Becca said...

I've never seen these movies, that's why I want to win. Thanks!

yadgirl said...

I saw them in the 90's.

justicecw said...

I am pretty sure I was in high school. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber!
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aprilgup said...

I was probably 10 the first time I saw it.

Jessica said...

I have yet to see any of them in their entirety.

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fancyfeet48 said...

I love the first one,like the second

Felicia said...

I saw the series when it was first released.

Tara said...

The first time I saw the Godfather was when my husband and I were newly engaged.

Tara
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stupendousdan said...

First saw it as a teen. Can't imagine what it's like for new teens who might have seen something like the Soprano's or Goodfellas before they see the Godfather.

sonya allstun said...

I would say when i was in my teens

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ydsddd said...

I first saw the Godfather about 1997 and think I have seen the entire series at least 6-7 times mininum!

nadia said...

I think I first watched the Godfather as a teenager.

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nadia said...

I'm a suscriber!

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lorides said...

I saw all of the Godfather movies with my husband when we were dating.I would love to win this for him

Ann said...

i've never seen the godfather, but i would really like to :(

kerri69 said...

I saw the godfather about 5 yrs ago ,this is my boyfriends favorite alltime movie 1 and 2 are ,so it was on cable one night and we had to watch it and he was so shocked that i never seen it after watching i was suprised i never have either, great great movie nothing beats the godfather

twbellamy said...

I've never seen it.

Jessilyn82 said...

My grandfather let me stay up late and watch it with him, we cut up some cheese and apples and I promised not to let me mom know he'd let me see it lol

carol drury said...

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my husband and I went to see it at the movies

avagardnerfan said...

I first saw it in the mid-80's. I already subscribe to your feed. Thanks for the contest.

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Bender House said...

I saw it in highschool, I think I was a senior then back in the early 90's. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

I've never watched any of the Godfather movies all the way from start to finish.

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Thomas Semesky said...

When they were first shown on television. Never saw one at a movie theater.

Diane said...

nothing but a classic movie

jiggy said...

I think it was the mid 80's when I saw it, can't quite remember the date but loved the movie

JaniceJ said...

I watched the first movie when it first came out and have seen it many many times, it is one of my favorties!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I first saw the Godfather series movies by renting them from Blockbusters, one by one! An amazing collection!

madangle said...

I think I saw it at my Uncles house...a long long time ago

denyse said...

Years ago- I can't remember when. I know I haven't seen them all ...

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't seen the Godfather series, but I would sure like to.
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Julieh said...

just last year, my husband insisted we rent all the movies--and they were amazing.

nvtribefan said...

I saw them each as they were released theatrically.

Ken said...

I saw each movie on its initial run in the 70s and 80s. The Godfather is one of my top ten of all-time.

Deb said...

I was a kid back in the 70's when I first saw the Godfather. Classic!

Sue Farrell said...

I first sawy the Godfather movies as they initially were released ages ago.

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lisagee said...

I was a teen when the Godfather came out. It was good.

Ardy22 said...

Would love to see the Godfather again

Alice said...

long time ago ??

Jim W. said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I've only seen bits and pieces of the original movie.

JulieMoe said...

I was in high school

ky2here said...

I'm an Eisenhower baby so I saw them the only way you could - in the theater.

MoonMaiden said...

I first saw The Godfather series in the '70's when each movie came out :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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MoonMaiden said...

I blogged about the contest for an extra entry:

http://cherylfree.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/seven-dogs-and-a-baby/

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daytoncat said...

I first saw them when I was in my early twenties.

Anonymous said...

Never saw them before.

Jinxy and Me said...

Believe it or not, I have never seen the Godfather series!

Sally Baldwin said...

I saw the Godfather movies when they first came out. Would love to watch them again.

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Audrey said...

A classic, which I would love to add to my collection

Jenny said...

I actually haven't ever seen any of the Godfather movies -- my first time would be when I watched this, if I win it.

turboterp said...

I first saw them about ten years ago, in college, and would love to see them again.
Thanks!

Heather said...

hold your stones.... i have honestly not seen this yet! I have wanted to for quite some time though

AICORP said...

First saw I and II in college but I skipped the third one.

Clinton Robertson said...

First saw them a few years ago when I checked them out of the library.

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trudee said...

My husband would love this

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