I am really looking forward to this release and, like all the others, hope that this release does the material justice.
With the exception of 3 (I refer to them simply by their number, as they do in the Sopranos), I have never seen them in the theater so this will be exciting. 1 and 2 are up there in my top ten list.
I like 3 very much as well. It was a much more personal movie than the first two and I liked the idea of the prospect of redemption for someone like Michael, who knowingly did such terrible things, even if he convinced himself that they were done for good reasons. We know what the road to hell is paved with. . .
Unfortunately, 3 did not live up to expectations, in my mind, because of several bad performances. Sophia Coppola was horrible. Eli Wallach was a stereotype. Most unfortunately, Al Pacino was, at times, way too over the top as well. It was almost like everyone forgot that the power of Pacino's performance in 1 and 2 was in the unspoken. Still, there were some very good and powerful moments that I look forward to seeing again.
I really look forward to watching these again in September.