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Looks so good, I want to watch it in slow motion,
This review is from: The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This review is based on the "Part 1" disc from the box set. I literally can't believe that people are saying that there's no difference between this and the DVD version. I had to do a side-by-side comparison to make sure, but there's no question that this new blu-ray is noticeably more detailed on a 40" LCD set.
It's also got a noticeably different color balance, in accordance with cinematographer Gordon Willis's original instructions, which makes it that much more baffling that people can't see any difference. In addition to the color difference, there is noticeably more detail, especially in darker scenes.
Yes, it's dark; yes it's grainy. That's the way it was shot. But if you are any kind of a fan of this movie, you owe it to yourself to see this beautiful new restoration.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2012 9:44:41 AM PST
Belva M. Howard says:
I am searching for the edition that goes into more depth with the Jewish gentleman in
florida and also the full story of where Pacino takes the two children and where Kay gets an abortion etc.There is so much that is not in any of the purchases that I have made and I only seen one review that depicts
that and unfortunately I ordered it and it was even shorter than the original. I would like very much to obtain this. I have called various blockbusters and they have not even heard of it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 10:26:14 AM PST
Are you looking for "The Godfather Saga", perhaps? The version from cable TV where it's all edited together in chronological order? I don't know if that's available commercially.
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Mark O. Avery says:
Salient question, down through the years because of my affection for I & II (III was a bust in my book & only for completist, though I own it in the DVD box set) I've only
glanced at the cable version and noticed the apparent differences. I believe I'd enjoy owning this version as well. It will remain Coppola's
undeniable masterpiece forever more in all carnations.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 1:44:35 PM PDT
I used to have the version you're talking about. Its called "The Godfather: the complete epic 1901 - 1959". Coppola re-edited both films in 1977 for tv and this was released in 1989 on vhs. This version removed the flashback structure and added many extended scenes that really fleshed out the characters and relationships (eg James Cann in I). I think it made the story richer and also explained a lot of situations in the films that didn't follow smoothly.
Unfortunately that version was available on VHS only. I guess we're all kicking ourselves for getting rid of our vcrs now
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