Paramount Home Entertainment has today released a brand new trailer and featurette for ‘Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone,‘ which debuts in select cinemas on 5th and 6th December 2020, and will be available exclusively on Blu-ray and Download & Keep from 8th December 2020.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola now presents a newly restored, brand new edit of the final film in his landmark Godfather trilogy.
This never-before-seen version of the film achieves Coppola and screenwriter Puzo’s true, original vision for the finale, which has been meticulously restored for the finest presentation of the Corleone saga’s last chapter.
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. 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.
Coppola and his production company American Zoetrope worked from a 4K scan of the original negative to undertake a painstaking, frame-by-frame restoration of both the new Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone and the original The Godfather: Part III.
In order to create the best presentation possible, Zoetrope and Paramount’s restoration team began by searching for over 50 original takes to replace lower resolution opticals in the original negative. This process took more than six months and involved sifting through 300 cartons of negative. American Zoetrope worked diligently to repair scratches, stains, and other anomalies that could not be addressed previously due to technology constraints, while enhancements were made to the original 5.1 audio mix.
The Blu-ray and Digital presentations will include the newly restored and re-edited film, and an exclusive introduction by Coppola.