BIG Home Video
God Father

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"

BIG Home Video releases 'The Godfather'
for the first time on DVD in India

Mumbai, June 14, 2009: BIG Home Video, in association with Paramount Home Entertainment Global brings to you for the first time on DVD in India - The Godfather. The 1972 crime thriller film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film is greatly respected among international critics and the public and is routinely listed as one of the greatest films ever made.

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. It also stars screen stalwarts like Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton. The story spans ten years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. Two sequels followed The Godfather; The Godfather: Part II in 1974, and The Godfather: Part III in 1990.

The Godfather DVD priced at Rs. 499, is a special restored version and has bonus features like the original and provocative Director’s Commentary from the film. The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

In addition, it is ranked as the second greatest film in American cinematic history, behind Citizen Kane on the AFI's 100 Years - 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list by the American Film Institute. The film itself is widely regarded as, "The Greatest Movie Ever Made".

"Sharp, entertaining, and convincing--discursive, but with a sense of structure and control that Coppola hasn't achieved since". Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

A special marketing initiative has been undertaken to promote this movie at leading retail outlets. With every purchase of its DVD, each consumer will get a free collectible poster of Marlon Brando.

The release of this masterpiece will also be promoted on radio. Big FM, the radio partner will promote the home video launch via RJ mentions and contests. It will be supported by coverage in leading magazines.

At the retail front, several branding initiatives have been undertaken to create awareness about the DVD launch of the historical movie.

Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, BIG Music & Home Entertainment says, "We are proud to release The Godfather, a true masterpiece based on the acclaimed and bestselling eponymous novel. This evocative and emotionally charged film released for the first time on DVD will be appreciated by the fans all across."

About BIG Music & Home Entertainment:
BIG Music & Home Entertainment has taken significant strides towards its objective of emerging as a dominant player in the Indian Music and Home Entertainment industries.

Apart from releasing chart-busting music of Hindi films like Luck By Chance, Rock On!!, the company has also released blockbusters such as Welcome, Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is Kinng and Rock On!! on home video.

The company is the exclusive licensee to 3 of Hollywood’s prestigious studios Universal Pictures International BV, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment Global & Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc. With its robust pan India distribution network, the company will ensure reach for these Hollywood products, not only in urban market but also mass markets.

Prepare to be wooed as BIG Home Video launches the best of Hollywood cinema on Blu-ray, DVD and VCD. Discover a mother’s quest to find her son, in the Angelina Jolie-starrer ‘Changeling’, based on a true story. Experience the magic of Brad Pitt’s superlative performance in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. This critically-acclaimed blockbuster showcases an extraordinary life of a man who was born under unusual circumstances. A timeless literary masterpiece by Richard Yates, ‘Revolutionary Road, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The movie is set during the mid-1950s and portrays the couple’s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

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