The upcoming new cut of "The Godfather: Part III" will premiere in December.
Francis Ford Coppola spent months working on the upcoming new cut of "The Godfather: Part III". In a new video, the legendary director promised that the rework of the film will give the image "a new life".
Paramount Pictures released the trailer and a Coppola feature for the upcoming Mario Puzos The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone on Tuesday. The film, which was billed as screenwriter Mario Puzo and Coppola's original vision for the finale, will premiere in theaters on December 4th and be released on Blu-ray and digital on December 8th.
"I revised it and gave it a new title, but the original title: 'Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," said Coppola. "Musically, a coda is like an epilogue, a summary, and that's exactly what we wanted with the film You will see a film that has a different beginning and a different ending, a lot of the scenes have been repositioned and I think the picture has been given a new life.
The film focuses on Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) efforts to separate his family from the criminal empire he took over and ruled in the first two "Godfather" films. Although the first two parts of the trilogy are considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, the critical reception of “Part III” was decidedly mixed. The movie stars Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Franc D & # 39; Ambrosio, Bridget Fonda, George Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Sofia Coppola and Raf Vallone.
Paramount Pictures announced in September that Coppola and his production company had spent six months creating frame restorations of the new edit and the original "Part III" film – a process of sifting 300 negative cartoons, repairing scratches and scratches were stains as well as improving the original 5.1 audio mix.
"With these changes and the restored footage and sound, it's a more appropriate conclusion for me about & # 39; The Godfather & # 39; and & # 39; The Godfather: Part II & # 39 ;, and I'm grateful to Jim Gianopulos and Paramount for allowing myself to visit again. Coppola said in a September statement.
Check out the trailer for "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone" and Coppola's featurette: