I love this series and would love to see it return to production. As far as my disc set - the quality of the discs is very poor. Several areas of the show, more than one place on more than one disc, would freeze up, stop playing, or jump ahead through a chapter. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! Will try to return for a good copy.
I thought I seen most of the episodes but now without interuptions I can start the programs at the beginning, pause if need be, watch in order, see missed sections and entire episodes. The color and sound is brilliant.
"El Padrino" is a familiar gangster story. We've seen most of it before. Its main asset is a good cast. The biggest problem I saw is the direction. Star Damian Chapa directed the movie himself, and unfortunately he didn't do a good job directing. However, there is something alluring about this movie, Chapa has an intensity he brings to the role (despite the fact that I've heard others say they didn't like him as the lead). Jennifer Tilly does an outstanding job, she'll make your skin crawl many times during the film. Gary Busey is equally frightening in his demented role.
Violent, intense, but not too gory. It would be an all time classic again if only the directing was a bit better, but I still like it quite a bit regardless.
Over done and burnt. If you want a good laugh at the movies expence and have an hour or two to waste. Possibly one of the top ten worst movies ever made. Script was trite and cliched, Acting...well they needed actors that dont need cue cards. A rediculous plot rounds it out.\nbut go ahead..you were warned!