Skip to comments.'The Godfather' to Return to Theaters for 50th Anniversary
Posted on 01/14/2022 2:12:55 PM PST by nickcarraway
The Godfather will return to select movie theaters in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Paramount Pictures said in a press release Thursday that the 1972 film will have a limited theatrical release at AMC Theatres in the United States.
The Godfather will screen in Dolby Vision and Dolby Cinema beginning Feb. 22.
In addition, The Godfather trilogy -- The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990) -- has been restored and will be available in 4K Ultra HD for the first time beginning March 22. The films are based on Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather.
"I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life," director Francis Ford Coppola said in a statement. "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," he added.
The Godfather stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton. Pacino and Keaton went on to star in The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III, both also directed by Coppola.
The third film stunk.
With all new black transgender cast, more singing,
more dancing. Cast of thousands.
It doesn’t seem like it’s been fifty years since it first came out...
I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” director Francis Ford Coppola said in a statement. “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.”
“And I’m very really very especially especially proud to know that we can re-release this great film to try to fill theater seats since the current woke dreck has the filmgoers running away in droves. I mean, who wants a female Thor?” quipped Coppola.
He didn’t really say that?
Of course not. I couldn’t help it.
Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli.
Someone should make the third movie disappear and sleep with the fishes.
With 4K TVs found in most middle class households why would *anyone* set foot in a movie theater?
There is a certain gestalt experience in watching a film with a large audience of strangers?
I wish they’d include the scene where Fabrizio gets his for blowing up Appolonia...BASTARD!
Hate the politics of most everyone associated with this movie. That being said , in the area of tradecraft and giving the movie watching public it’s moneys worth, this is an all time classic.
Brando, Duvall, Pacino, Vagoda, Castellano (who had real mob family members),James Caan, and Cazale (Fredo) all had stellar performances and thickened the air of believability to heights seldom reached in all of Hollywierd’s existence.
It was like an Opera, and the metaphors in it were terrific.
I have been rewatching those movies lately because I am trying to discern the business about the oranges and the Corleones.
made all the more puzzling because part 3 had all the same creators as the first 2....director..producer.. etc....terrible film...
It was just superfluous. That story was finished.
TCM Big Screen Classics Presents series for 2022:
Let’s go in the summer I guess it was 72 when Hurricane Agnes hit the Washington DC area with lots of rain and more rain and more rain and that was the night my Adelheid and I were at the theater on a date. Kind of a cool date actually.
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