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More than three decades after they won the Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, director Francis Ford Coppola's classic films The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II will once again be enjoyed by audiences as they originally were meant to be seen, thanks to a meticulous restoration by Paramount Pictures, overseen by Coppola himself. On September 23, 2008, both fully restored films will debut on DVD and Blu-ray, along with a newly remastered version of The Godfather Part III, to be included as part of The Godfather, The Coppola Restoration Collection. All three films will be available individually or in a five-DVD collection or four-disc Blu-ray collection, which are loaded with a host of all-new special features.

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THE GODFATHER: The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray Collection

THE GODFATHER: The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray four-disc set is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Mono (except The Godfather: Part III) and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The following special features are presented in high definition as noted:

Disc 1:
-- The Godfather feature film
-- Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 2:
-- The Godfather, Part II feature film
-- Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 3:
-- The Godfather, Part III feature film
-- Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 4:
-- Godfather World (HD)
-- The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (HD)
-- ... when the shooting stopped (HD)
-- Emulsional Rescue-Revealing The Godfather (HD)
-- The Godfather on the Red Carpet (HD)
-- Four Short Films on The Godfather
o The Godfather vs. The Godfather, Part II (HD)
o Cannoli (HD)
o Riffing on the Riffing (HD)
o Clemenza (HD)
-- The Family Tree
-- Crime Organization Chart
-- Connie and Carlo's Wedding Album

Disc 4 (cont'd):
2001 DVD Archive:
-- Behind the Scenes
o The Godfather Family: A Look Inside
o On Location
o Francis Coppola's Notebook
o The Music of the Godfather
o Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting
o Gordon Willis on Cinematography
o Storyboards from The Godfather, Part II
o Storyboards from The Godfather, Part III
o The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971
-- The Filmmakers
o Francis Ford Coppola
o Mario Puzo
o Gordon Willis
o Dean Tavoularis
o Nino Rota
o Carmine Coppola
-- Additional Scenes
-- Acclaim & Response
-- Trailers (HD)
-- Photo Gallery
-- Rogues' Gallery

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THE GODFATHER: The Coppola Restoration

Street Date: September 23, 2008

Pricing: $19.99 U.S. (Each Individual DVD)
$72.99 U.S. (Five-DVD Collection)
$119.99 U.S. (Four-disc Blu-ray Collection)

Runtime: 177 minutes (The Godfather)
202 minutes (The Godfather, Part II)
170 minutes (The Godfather, Part III)

Ratings: R (U.S.)/18A (Canada)-The Godfather
R (U.S.)/14A (Canada)-The Godfather, Part II
R (U.S.)/14A (Canada)-The Godfather, Part III

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Wow, can't wait for this. If done right [no DNR], this could be the most treasured set in any film lover's Blu-ray collection. The first two films are my #1 and 2 favorite films of all time.

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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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All 3 films and HD featurettes?

I'm so there!

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Not sure if I like the Blu-ray set being more than 1 1/2 times the cost of the DVD version, but this is Godfather I & II we're talking about here, so I know I'll buy it regardless.

And as geeked as I am about the Dolby TrueHD tracks, I think I'm more excited about the mono tracks being included this time around. Very nice, Paramount and Coppola!
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Finally a Blu-ray title that is worth getting excited about (besides CE3K and Blade Runner). I'm hoping the street price will be under $100.
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Finally a Blu-ray title that is worth getting excited about (besides CE3K and Blade Runner). I'm hoping the street price will be under $100.

Well it should be just over $80 from Amazon.
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I hope the PQ is on the money and that there is no controversy regarding Coppola's intentions as far as how the movies look.
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Definitley getting the first and second.Love those films.lets hope they do a good job.

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Oh yes!! I've only watched each film once on the dissapointing dvds, so i can't wait for this!
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just make sure you buy it we don't want to hear BigDad is sleeping with the fishes

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just make sure you buy it we don't want to hear BigDad is sleeping with the fishes

Where are you planning on watching it? Me, I'll be watching it IN MY HOME!!! IN MY BEDROOM WHERE MY WIFE SLEEPS!!!
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Well it should be just over $80 from Amazon.

Where? I don't see it. I do see the SD set, though.
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Where are you planning on watching it? Me, I'll be watching it IN MY HOME!!! IN MY BEDROOM WHERE MY WIFE SLEEPS!!!

and where your children play with their toys?

i'm so excited, my dvd boxset is damn near destroyed looks like sonny after the toll booth.
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Where? I don't see it. I do see the SD set, though.

From the press release the MSRP is $119.99 U.S. Amazon's standard discount is 30-33% so that puts it at just over $80.
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BRING IT ON!

This is likely the landmark release for 2008. I'm drooling to see this restored, and they picked the right guys to do it right!
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Now Sept. is the number 1 catalog month for sure.

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never seen the movies and have resisted to watch on dvd since i got into hd arena... the wait will soon be over.

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I'm praying these aren't DNR'd.

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I know it was you, Franin. You broke my heart ....

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When I first saw they announced they were selling individually, I was thinking of getting one-at-a-time, however after seeing the contents of Disc Four, i'll have to purchase the box set. Dang... that's alot of money all at one time!! I might have to make that an investment project...lol!!
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Looks good, kudos for including the original mono soundtracks for us purists...

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Are the individual releases gong to be bare bones?
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September is an expensive month.
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Pricing: $19.99 U.S. (Each Individual DVD)
$72.99 U.S. (Five-DVD Collection)
$119.99 U.S. (Four-disc Blu-ray Collection)

does that help?
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Are the individual releases gong to be bare bones?

According to the announcement and Bill Hunt, there will be no individual releases for Blu-ray.

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Now all we need is Robert Duvall spliced back into The Godfather 3 and the set is complete.
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...and Sofia Copolla taken out and replaced by someone else. I'm fond of her as a director now, but she wasn't right in the film. Come to think of it, the script could be improved as well with a little better dialogue and some of Pacino's hammy acting/dialogue excised.

On its own, part III rates about a B/B+ for me, but parts I and II are A+ gold.

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If this istrue, then I guess I'll finally be seeing this movies come Sept-Oct. Why isn't the third one going to have the same audio?

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