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Blu-Ray + Digital  |  Paramount  | 1990 |  158 mins |  Rated R  | December 8, 2020

Director:   Francis Ford Coppola

Starring:   Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna

93 %

Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1

| Film Synopsis |

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola brings a definitive new edit and restoration of the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy—Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)... but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. The film’s meticulously restored picture and sound, under the supervision of American Zoetrope and Paramount Pictures, includes a new beginning and ending, as well as changes to scenes, shots, and music cues.

| Video |

'The Godfather, Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone' comes with a beautiful new 4K transfer of the film. It has rich colors with clarity.  Skin tones are natural and smooth. This is a very nice clean-up and restoration.

| Audio |

'The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone' features a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack. This 5.1 track offers up a nice, clean audio track. Vocals are clear and crisp. There’s a suburb balance of music and sound effects throughout all the speakers.

| Special Features |
  • Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola

| Overall Reaction |

This new version, which was remastered and given the best looking version ever. Coppola has re-ordered scenes, given the film a new beginning and editing, and sliced about 13 minutes off the running time.   Sadly, other than an introduction by Coppola, there are no other extras included with this release. 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  3.0   Video:  4.0    Audio:  4.0    Extras:  1.0    Overall:  3.5