Paramount Pictures is releasing a new edit and restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part III in theaters this December, followed by digital and DVD. The 1990 film has been retitled Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone. Paramount said the new cut achieves the original vision that Coppola and screenwriter Mario Puzo had for the movie.
Francis Coppola’s New Cut Of ‘Godfather Part III’ To Get Limited December Theatrical Release Before VOD https://t.co/NpiMDDTTxy
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The Godfather Part III was released 16 years after The Godfather Part II and focused on the efforts by Al Pacino’s character, Michael Corleone, to free his family from the crime business. The film was nominated for 7 Oscars, but is not as revered in pop culture as the first two films in the franchise. “For this version of the finale, I created a new beginning and ending, and rearranged some scenes, shots, and music cues,” Coppola said. “With these changes and the restored footage and sound, to me, it is a more appropriate conclusion.”