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The Godfather at 50

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award®-winning masterwork The Godfather, Paramount Pictures have announced that the film will have a limited theatrical release in Dolby Vision beginning 25th February exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres in the U.S., as well as in international territories around the world.  All three films in the epic trilogy have been meticulously restored under the direction of Coppola and will be made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever this March.

“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” Coppola says. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic trilogy. It’s also gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount alongside the wonderful fans who’ve loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time.”

RESTORATION DETAILS

  • Over 300 cartons of film were scrutinized to find the best possible resolution for every frame of all three films.
  • Over 4,000 hours were spent repairing film stains, tears, and other anomalies in the negatives.
  • Over 1,000 hours were spent on rigorous color correction to ensure the high dynamic range tools were respectful of the original vision of Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis.
  • In addition to the 5.1 audio approved by Walter Murch in 2007, the original mono tracks on The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II have been restored.
  • All work was overseen by Coppola.

Keep an eye on FilmJuice for more information about The Godfather’s 50th Anniversary cinema re-release and the highly anticipated 4K UHD debut! 

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